Faculty Profiles

Ross A. Widenhoefer
Professor of Chemistry
124 Science Drive, 2101 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1533
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1994

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 1989

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Inorganic, Organic

Li, Hao, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular dihydroamination of allenes with N,N'-disubstituted ureas to form bicyclic imidazolidin-2-ones..” Organic Letters, vol. 11, no. 12, June 2009, pp. 2671–74. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol900730w. Full Text

Brown, Timothy J., et al. “Syntheses, X-ray crystal structures, and solution behavior of monomeric, cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) pi-alkene complexes..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 18, May 2009, pp. 6350–51. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja9015827. Full Text

Zhang, Zhibin, et al. “Intermolecular hydroamination of ethylene and 1-alkenes with cyclic ureas catalyzed by achiral and chiral gold(I) complexes..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 15, Apr. 2009, pp. 5372–73. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja9001162. Full Text

Zhang, Zhibin, et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Hydration of Allenes..” Tetrahedron, vol. 65, no. 9, Feb. 2009, pp. 1794–98. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.tet.2008.10.113. Full Text

Toups, Kristina L., et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Hydroarylation of Allenes with Indoles..” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 694, no. 4, Feb. 2009, pp. 571–75. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2008.11.058. Full Text

Toups, K. L., et al. “(I)-Catalyzed Hydroarylation of Allenes with 1,2-Dimethylindole.” Organomet. Chem., no. 694, 2009, pp. 571–75.

Widenhoefer, Ross A. “A palladium-catalyzed formal (4+1) annulation: a new approach to cyclopentene construction..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 48, no. 38, Jan. 2009, pp. 6950–52. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.200902404. Full Text

Kinder, Robert E., et al. “Intermolecular hydroamination of allenes with N-unsubstituted carbamates catalyzed by a gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complex..” Organic Letters, vol. 10, no. 14, July 2008, pp. 3157–59. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol8010858. Full Text

Bender, Christopher F., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated C==C bonds with alkyl ammonium salts..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), no. 24, June 2008, pp. 2741–43. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b804081h. Full Text

Bender, C. F., et al. “Sterically hindered mono(phosphines) as supporting ligands for the platinum-catalyzed hydroamination of amino alkenes.” Organometallics, vol. 27, no. 10, May 2008, pp. 2356–58. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om8000982. Full Text