Robert J. Harris
Assistant Professor - Chemistry
Office: Severance 124
- B.S., Wofford College, Chemistry 2009
- B.A., Wofford College, Mathematics 2009
- Ph.D., Duke University 2015
- CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
- CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 399: Organometallic Chemistry
Awards and Professional Memberships
- Kathleen Zielek Fellowship, Duke University, NC, 2013-2014
- Palam Wilder Teaching Fellowship, Duke University, NC, 2011, 2012
- Phi Lamda Upsilon
- Phi Beta Kappa
- “Gold carbenes, gold-stabilized carbocations, and cationic intermediates relevant
to gold-catalysed enyne
cycloaddition” Harris, R. J.; Widenhoefer, R. A. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 16, 4533-4551.
- “Kinetics and Mechanism of Allene Racemization Catalyzed by a Gold N-Heterocyclic
Li, H.; Harris, R. J.; Nakafuku, K.; Widenhoefer, R. A. Organometallics. 2016, 35, 13, 2242-2248.
- “Synthesis and Characterization of a Gold Vinylidene Complex Lacking π-Conjugated
R. J.; Widenhoefer, R. A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 23, 6867-6869.
- “Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Gold Carbenoid Complex That Lacks Heteroatom
Harris, R. J.; Widenhoefer, R. A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 35, 9369-9371.
- “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Racemization of Aryl Allenes Catalyzed by Cationic
Complexes” Harris, R. J.; Nakafuku, K.; Widenhoefer, R. A. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 38, 12245-12354.
The Harris lab will be involved in ligand design and synthesis, the synthesis of small molecule substrates, and the development of new reactions.