Rebecca Braslau

DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentChemistry & Biochemistry Department
Phone831-459-3087 (Office),
831-459-3663 (Lab)
Web Site Braslau Research Group
OfficePhysical Sciences Bldg 342 (Office),
Physical Sciences Bldg 395 (Lab)
Office Hoursby appointment
Campus Mail StopChemistry
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Rebecca Braslau

Research Interests

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organic Free Radicals, Nitroxides, Nitroxide-Mediated Free Radical Polymerization, Development of Tailored Materials for Nanotechnology and Biomedical Applications, Nitroxide-based Sensors

Our synthetic organic research group is focused on reactions involving free radical intermediates. Much of the work involves the synthesis and use of designed nitroxides for the preparation of specialized polymers for nanotechnology and biomedical applications, and as sensors via fluorescence quenching. We are engaged in the development of new synthetic methodologies, often via free radical intermediates. We are also involved in the synthesis of designed materials, such as non-migrating plasticizers.

Biography, Education and Training

B.A., Reed College
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Selected Publications

Selected Publications