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 - Madison 1994

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 1989

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Inorganic, Organic

Li, Hao, et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroamination of N-Allylic,N'-Aryl Ureas to form Imidazolidin-2-ones.Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, vol. 353, no. 6, Apr. 2011, pp. 955–62. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adsc.201000844. Full Text

Mukherjee, Paramita, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Gold(I)-catalyzed intramolecular amination of allylic alcohols with alkylamines.Organic Letters, vol. 13, no. 6, Mar. 2011, pp. 1334–37. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol103175w. Full Text

Brown, Timothy J., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Synthesis and equilibrium binding studies of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) π-alkyne complexes.Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 696, no. 6, Mar. 2011. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2010.09.055. Full Text

Li, Hao, et al. “Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroamination of Allenes with Ureas.Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 696, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 316–20. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2010.09.045. Full Text

Brooner, R. E. M., and R. A. Widenhoefer. “Syntheses, x-ray crystal structures, and solution behavior of cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) η2-diene complexes.” Organometallics, vol. 30, no. 11, 2011, pp. 3182–93. Scival, doi:10.1021/om200291s. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and F. Song. Gold-Catalyzed Addition of Oxygen Nucleophiles to C-C Multiple Bonds. Oct. 2010, pp. 462–92. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527633388.ch12. Full Text

Widenhoefer, R. A., and F. Song. Gold-Catalyzed Addition of Nitrogen and Sulfur Nucleophiles to C-C Multiple Bonds. Oct. 2010, pp. 437–61. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527633388.ch11. Full Text

Brown, T. J., et al. “Solid-state and dynamic solution behavior of a cationic, two-coordinate gold(I) π-allene complex.” Organometallics, vol. 29, no. 19, Oct. 2010, pp. 4207–09. Scopus, doi:10.1021/om100688t. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, Hao, and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Intramolecular Diamination and Alkoxyamination of Alkenes with N-Sulfonyl Ureas With N-Iodosuccinimide.Tetrahedron, vol. 66, no. 26, June 2010, pp. 4827–31. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.tet.2010.03.082. Full Text

Toups, Kristina L., and Ross A. Widenhoefer. “Platinum(II)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of monosubstituted allenes with secondary alkylamines.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 46, no. 10, Mar. 2010, pp. 1712–14. Epmc, doi:10.1039/b925859k. Full Text Open Access Copy