Braslau Research Group

at UC Santa Cruz

Patrick W. Skelly, Longbo Li, Rebecca Braslau,* "Internal Plasticization of PVC: A Review," Polymer Reviews, manuscript in press.

Longbo Li, Yanika Schneider, Adrienne B. Hoeglund, Rebecca Braslau,* “Advances in Internal Plasticization of PVC: Copper-Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization From PVC Defects Sites to Form Acrylate Graft Copolymers,” Synlett, 2021, 32, 497-501. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610764

Longbo Li, Yanika Schneider, Adrienne B. Hoeglund, Rebecca Braslau,* “Internal Plasticization of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) by Grafting Acrylate Copolymers via Copper-Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization,” J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 2021, 138, 50747. DOI: 10.1002/app.50747

Talita C. Rezende, Carlos M. R. Abreu, Ana C. Fonseca, Chad M. Higa, Longbo Li, Armenio C. Serra, Rebecca Braslau and Jorge F. J. CoelhoEfficient Internal Plasticization of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) via Free Radical Copolymerization of Vinyl Chloride with an Acrylate Bearing a Triazole Phthalate Mimic,” Polymer, 2020, 196, 122473-122481.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2020.122473

Aruna Earla, Eric D. Walter, and Rebecca Braslau,* “Synthesis and Spin Trapping Properties of Polystyrene Supported Trifluoromethylated Cyclic Nitrones,” Free Radical Research, 2019,  53 (11-12), 1084-1100. DOI:  10.1080/10715762.2019.1683171.

Patrick W. Skelly, Jirapon Sae-Jew, Ana Paula Kitos Vasconcelos, Jerin Tasnim, Longbo Li, Jevgenij Raskatov, and Rebecca Braslau,* “Relative Rates of Metal-Free Azide-Alkyne Cycloadditions: Tunability over Three Orders of Magnitude,” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84, 13615-13623.  DOI: o "DOI URL" 10.1021/acs.joc.9b01887

Longbo Li, Andy T. Tek, Rudy J. Wojtecki, and Rebecca Braslau,* “Internal Plasticization of Poly(vinyl) Chloride using Glutamic Acid as a Branched Linker to Incorporate Four Plasticizers per Anchor Point,” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 57, 1821-1835. DOI: 10.1002/pola.29455

Wiley Schultz-Simonton, Patrick Skelly, Indranil Chakraborty, Pradip Mascharak, and Rebecca Braslau* "Synthesis, Structure, and Fluorescence Behavior of Profluorescent 8-amino BODIPY Nitroxides" European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 7, 1583-1587. doi: 10.1002/ejoc.201801758

Chad M. Higa, Andy T. Tek, Rudy J. Wojtecki, Rebecca Braslau "Non-Migratory Internal Plasticization of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) via Pendant Triazoles Bearing Alkyl or Polyether Esters" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 56, 2397-2411.  doi: 10.1002/pola.29205  + Journal Cover

M. N. Pinto, I. Chakraborty, W. Schultz-Simonton, M. Rojas-Andrade, R. Braslau, P. K. Mascharak “Tracking silver delivery to bacteria using turn-on fluorescence,” Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1459-1462.  doi: 10.1039/C6CC07463D.

A. Earla, L. Li, P. Costanzo, R. Braslau “Phthalate Plasticizers Covalently Linked to PVC via Copper-Free or Copper Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloadditions,” Polymer, 2017, 109, 1-12.

C. L. Bailey, J. W. Clary, C. Tansakul, L. Klabunde, C. L. Anderson, A. Y. Joh, A. T. Lill, N. Peer, R. Braslau, and B. Singaram* “Reduction of Weinreb Amides to Aldehydes under Ambient Conditions with Magnesium Borohydride Reagents,” Tetrahedron Letters, 2015, 5, 5725-5733. doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.12.066

C. Magee, A Earla, J. Petraitis, C. Higa, R. Braslau,* P. B. Zetterlund,* F. Aldabbagh*  “Synthesis of Fluorinated Alkoxyamines and Alkoxyamine-Initiated Nitroxide-Mediated Precipitation Polymerizations of Styrene in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide,” Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 5, 5725-5733. doi: 10.1039/c4py00757c.

A. Earla, R. Braslau* “Covalently Linked Plasticizers: Triazole Analogues of Phthalate Plasticizers Prepared by mild Copper-free “Click” Reactions with Azide-functionalized PVC,” Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2014, 35, 666-671. doi: 10.1002/marc.201300865.

R. Braslau,* F. Rivera, C. Tansakul “Reversible Crosslinking of Polymers bearing Pendant or Terminal Thiol Groups Prepared by Nitroxide-Mediated Radical Polymerization,” Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2013, 73, 624-632. \

R. Braslau,* F. Schäffner, A. Earla “Polymeric phthalates: potential non-migratory macromolecular plasticizers,” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 51, 1775-1184. doi: 10.1002/pola.26485.

R. Braslau,* F. Rivera, III, E. Lilie, and M. Cottman “Urushiol Detection using a Profluorescent Nitroxide,” J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 238-245.  doi: \10.1021/jo301135m.

C. Tansakul and R.  Braslau “Nitroxides in Synthetic Radical Chemistry” in Encyclopedia of Radicals in Chemistry, Biology and Materials, 2012, C. Chatgilialoglu and A. Studer (eds).  John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp 1095-1130.     

C. Tansakul, E. Lilie, E. D. Walter, F. Rivera III, A. Wolcott, J. Z. Zhang, G. L. Millhauser, R. Braslau* “Distance-dependent Fluorescence Quenching and Binding of CdSe Quantum Dots by Functionalized Nitroxide Radicals,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114, 7793-7805. doi: 10.1021/jp1005023.

J. Ruehl, N. Ningnuek, T. Thongpaisanwong, R. Braslau* “Cyclic Alkoxyamines for Nitroxide Mediated Radical Polymerization,” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2008, 49, 8049-8069. doi: 10.1002/pola.23103.

G. O'Bryan, N. Ningnuek, R. Braslau* “Cyclization of α, ω  Heterotelechelic Polystyrene Prepared by Nitroxide-Mediated Radical Polymerization” Polymer 2008, 49, 5241-5248. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2008.09.035.

J. Ruehl, C. Morimoto, D. J. Stevens, G. Millhauser, R. Braslau* “Carboxylic Acid and Hydroxy-Functionalized Alkoxyamine Initiators for Nitroxide Mediated Radical Polymerization,” Reactive & Functional Polymers 2008, 68, 1563-1577. doi:10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2008.08.010.

J. Ruehl, N. L. Hill, E. D. Walter, G. Millhauser, R. Braslau* “A Proximal Bisnitroxide Initiator: Studies in Low-temperature Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerizations” Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 1972-1982.doi: 10.1021/ma702358c

N. L. Hill, J. L. Jarvis, F. Pettersson, R. Braslau* "Synthesis of Thiol-Derivatized Initiators for Nitroxide-Mediated Radical Polymerization: Reversible Disulfide Formation" Reactive & Functional Polymers, 2008, 68, 361-368.

W. Chau; R. Turner; R. Braslau* Ketone ω-Functionalization of Polymers Prepared by Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization via Addition to a Benzyl Enol Ether”ull ” Reactive & Functional Polymers 2008, 68, 396-405.

G. O'Bryan, A. Nilsen, R. Braslau “Ketone Functionalized Nitroxides: Synthesis, Evaluation of N-Alkoxyamine Initiators, and Derivatization of Polymer Termini” Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 7848-7854.

J. Ruehl; A. Nilsen; S. Born; P. Thoniyot; L. Xu; S. Chen; R. Braslau* “Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization to Form Symmetrical ABA Triblock Copolymers from a Bidirectional Alkoxyamine Initiator” Polymer 2007, 48(9), 2564-2571.

N. L. Hill; R. Braslau* “Synthesis of Arylethyl Functionalized N-Alkoxyamine Initiators and use in Nitroxide-Mediated Radical Polymerization” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2007, 45, 2341-2349.

J. Ruehl; R. Braslau*  “A Bidirectional ATRP-NMRP Initiator: The Effect of Nitroxide Size on the Rate of Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2007, 45, 2015-2025.

J. Jiang, I. Kurnikov, N. A. Belikova, J. Xiao, Q. Zhao, I. L. Vlasova,  A. A. Amoscato, R. Braslau, A. Studer, M. P. Fink, J. S. Greenberger, P. Wipf, V. E. Kagan* “Structural requirements for optimized delivery, inhibition of oxidative stress and anti-apoptotic activity of targeted nitroxides” J. Pharm. Exp. Therapeutics, 2007, 320, 1050-1060.

G. O'Bryan, R. Braslau* “Terminal Functionalization of Polymers via Single Electron Oxidation of N-Alkoxyamines,” Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 9010-9017.

A. Nilsen, R. Braslau* "Nitroxide Decomposition," invited “Highlight” article for Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2006, 44, 697-717.

A. Tsimelzon, D. Deamer, R. Braslau,* “Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymers using a Fluorescent Labeled N-Alkoxyamine Initiator,” Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2005, 26, 1872-1877.

A. Tsimelzon, R. Braslau*  "N+1 Radical Annulations with SO2," Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2005, 70, 10854-10859.

N. Hill, R. Braslau* “Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Bisnitroxide Initiator for Effecting  “Outside-In” Polymerization” Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 9066-9074.

R. Braslau,* G. O'Bryan, A. Nilsen, J. Henise, T. Thongpaisanwong, E. Murphy, L. Mueller, J. Ruehl “The Synthesis and Evaluation of New αll α-Hydrogen Nitroxides for "Living" Free Radical Polymerization” Synthesis, 2005, 9, 1496-1506.

R. Braslau,* A. Tsimelzon, and J. Gewandter “A Novel Methodology for the Synthesis of N-Alkoxyamines” Organic Letters, 2004, 6, 2233-2235.


R. Braslau,*V. Chaplinski, A. Nilsen, N. Arulsamy, “Stereochemical Studies Of Chiral Acyclic Nitroxides Coupling With A Prochiral Radical” Synthetic Communications, 2004, 34, 2433-2442.

R. Braslau,*  M. O. Anderson, F. Rivera, T. Haddad, A. Jimenez, and J. R. Axon, “Acyl Hydrazines as Precursors to Acyl Radicals” Tetrahedron, 2002, 58,  5513-5523.

M. Akeson, D. W. Deamer, W. Vercoutere, R. Braslau, H. Olsen, “Use of a Nanoscale Pore to Read Short Segments Within Single Polynucleotide Molecules” in Structure and Dynamics of Confined Polymers, J.J. Kasianowicz et. al., Eds.; Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands, 2002, pp 187-200.

R. Braslau,* M. O. Anderson, "Nitroxides” in Free Radicals in Organic Synthesis, P. Renaud, M. Sibi, Eds.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2001, Chap. 3, Vol. 2, pp. 127-149.

R. Braslau,* N. Naik, H. Zipse, "Studies on the Stereoselective Coupling      of Prochiral Radicals with a Chiral C-2 Symmetric Nitroxide, " J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 8421-8434.

R. Braslau,* J. R. Axon, B. Lee, "Synthesis of N-Hydroxy Peptides: Chemical Ligation of O-Acyl Hydroxamic Acids," Org. Lett., 2000, 2, 1399-1401.

R. Braslau, comments on "Living Polymerization: Rationale for a Uniform Terminology," J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2000, 38, 1713.

D. Benoit, V. Chaplinski, R. Braslau,* C. J. Hawker *   "Development of a Universal Alkoxyamine for 'Living' Free Radical Polymerizations"  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1999, 121, 3904-3920.

R. Braslau,* V. Chaplinski, P. Goodson  “Symmetrical Nitroxide Synthesis: meso      verses d,l  Diastereomer Formation”  Journal of Organic Chemistry,  1998, 63, 9857-9864.     

R. Braslau,* M. O. Anderson,  "Abstraction of Deuterium from Dideuteroglycine by Aryl Radicals: A Model for 1,4-Benzene Diradical Reactions with Proteins," Tetrahedron Letters, 1998, 39, 4227-4230.

N. Naik, R. Braslau,* "Synthesis and Applications of Optically Active Nitroxides," Tetrahedron Reports, 1998, 54, 667-696.

R. Braslau,* L. C. Burrill II, V. Chaplinski, R. Howden, P. W. Papa, "Studies In the Stereoselective Trapping of Prochiral  Carbon Radicals by Optically Active Camphoxyl Nitroxides, "Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 1997, 8 3209-3212.

R. Braslau,* L. C. Burrill II, M. Siano, N. Naik, R. K. Howden and L. K. Mahal, "Low Temperature Preparations of Unimolecular Nitroxide Initiators for "Living" Free Radical Polymerizations," Macromolecules, 1997, 30, 6445-6450.

R. Braslau,* L. C. Burrill II, L. K. Mahal and T. Wedeking, "A Totally Radical Approach to the Control of Stereochemistry: Coupling of Prochiral Radicals with Chiral Nitroxyl Radicals," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Engl.,     1997, 36, 237-238.  (in German: Angew. Chem., 1997, 109, 247-249).

R. Braslau,* H. Kuhn, L. C. Burrill II, K. Lanham and C. J. Stenland, "Synthesis of Several Novel Optically Active Nitroxyl Radicals,"  Tetrahedron Letters, 1996, 37, 7933-7936.

R. Braslau,* N. Naik and M. Olmstead, “Unexpected Rearrangement of a Borneol-derived O-Benzylated Hydroxamic Acid: Facile Synthesis of an Optically Active Multidentate Ligand,” J. Org. Chem.,1996,61, 368-371.

R. Braslau, “Reversible Dimerization of an Acyl Nitroxyl Radical Derived from a Cyclic Hydroxamic Acid,” J. Org. Chem., 1995,60, 6191-6193.

I. S.  Aidhen and R. Braslau,* “Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Stannyl Allenes with Aryl Iodides.”Synthetic  Communications, 1994, 24, 789-797.

Pre-UC Santa Cruz:

B. M. Trost, R. Braslau, “A Convenient Chemoselective Semihydrogenation of Acetylenes Using Homogeneous Catalysis,” Tetrahedron Lett., 30, 4657, 1989.

B. M. Trost, R. Braslau, “A Synthesis of -Necrodol Via a Palladium Catalyzed Reductive Enyne Cyclization,” Tetrahedron Lett. 29, 1231, 1988.

B. M. Trost, R. Braslau, “Tetra-n-butylammonium Oxone®. Oxidations Under Anhydrous Conditions,” J. Org. Chem. 53, 532, 1988.

J. C. Coll, B. F. Bowden, G. M. König, R. Braslau, I. R. Price, “Studies of Australian Soft Corals. XXXX. The Natural Products Chemistry of Alcyonacean Soft Corals with Special Reference to the Genus Lobophytum,” Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg. 95, 815, 1986.

P. Crews, S. Naylor, J. Hanke, E. R. Hogue, E. Kho, R. Braslau, “Halogen Regiochemistry and Substituent Stereochemistry Determination in Marine Monoterpenes by 13C NMR,” J. Org. Chem. 49, 1371, 1984.

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