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

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

Zhang, Zhibin, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Regio- and stereoselective synthesis of alkyl allylic ethers via gold(I)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroalkoxylation of allenes with alcohols..” Organic Letters, vol. 10, no. 10, May 2008, pp. 2079–81. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol800646h. Full Text

Widenhoefer, Ross A. “Recent developments in enantioselective gold(I) catalysis..” Chemistry (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 14, no. 18, Jan. 2008, pp. 5382–91. Epmc, doi:10.1002/chem.200800219. Full Text

Zhang, Zhibin, et al. “Gold(I)-catalyzed dynamic kinetic enantioselective intramolecular hydroamination of allenes..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 129, no. 46, Nov. 2007, pp. 14148–49. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0760731. Full Text

Liu, Cong, et al. “Platinum-catalyzed hydrofunctionalization of unactivated alkenes with carbon, nitrogen and oxygen nucleophiles..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), no. 35, Sept. 2007, pp. 3607–18. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b615698c. Full Text

Han, X., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Palladium-mediated cyclization of 6-methyl-1-phenyl-6-hepten-2-one to form 3-methyldiphenylmethane: Carbonyl activation by a neutral palladium(II) complex.” Organometallics, vol. 26, no. 16, July 2007, pp. 4061–65. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om700379g. Full Text

Zhang, Zhibin, et al. “Gold(I)-catalyzed enantioselective hydroamination of N-allenyl carbamates..” Organic Letters, vol. 9, no. 15, July 2007, pp. 2887–89. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol071108n. Full Text

Liu, Cong, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular enantioselective hydroarylation of allenes with indoles..” Organic Letters, vol. 9, no. 10, May 2007, pp. 1935–38. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol070483c. Full Text

Zhang, Z., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Asymmetric Hydroalkoxylation of Allenes.” Angew. Chem., no. 119, 2007, pp. 287–89.

Zhang, Zhibin, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular enantioselective hydroalkoxylation of allenes..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 46, no. 1–2, Jan. 2007, pp. 283–85. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.200603260. Full Text