Faculty - Rajca

Andrzej Rajca, Charles Bessey Professor

Andrzej Rajca

Andrzej Rajca
Charles Bessey Professor

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
818D Hamilton Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0304
Office: 402-472-9196

Research Interests

Rajca group’s research interest is in the area of organic and biomaterials chemistry. The underlying theme of our research is rational design and synthesis of new materials (molecules and polymers) with magnetic and optical properties. Rational design of new structures and materials (molecules and polymers) with targeted properties are implemented using the tools of organic synthesis, crystallography, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR and EPR) and imaging (MRI), as well as magnetometry (SQUID), circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy and multiangle light scattering (MALS).


  • Joseph T. Paletta, Maren Pink, Bridget Foley, Suchada Rajca, Andrzej Rajca, “Synthesis and Reduction Kinetics of Sterically Shielded Pyrrolidine Nitroxides”, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5322–5325. DOI:10.1021/ol302506f
  • Andrzej Rajca, Ying Wang, Michael Boska, Joseph T. Paletta, Arnon Olankitwanit, Michael A. Swanson, Deborah G. Mitchell, Sandra S. Eaton, Gareth R. Eaton, Suchada Rajca,“Organic Radical Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 15724–15727.  DOI:10.1021/ja3079829, [JACS In C&EN]
  • Makoto Miyasaka, Maren Pink, Arnon Olankitwanit, Suchada Rajca, Andrzej Rajca, “Band Gap of Carbon-Sulfur [n]Helicenes”, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 3076–3079. DOI:10.1021/ol3011437. (Highlighted in Synfacts: Timothy M. Swager, Gregory D. Gutierrez, Synfacts, 2012, 8 0964. DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1317089)
  • Andrzej Rajca, Przemyslaw J. Boratynski, Arnon Olankitwanit, Kouichi Shiraishi, Maren Pink, Suchada Rajca, “Ladder Oligo(m-aniline)s: Derivatives of Azaacenes with Cross-Conjugated π-Systems”, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 2107–2120 (Featured Article). DOI: 10.1021/jo2025948.  (Highlighted in Synfacts: Timothy M. Swager, John B. Goods, Synfacts, 2012, 8 0502. DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1290840)
  • Andrzej Rajca, Kouichi Shiraishi, Przemyslaw J. Boratynski, Maren Pink, Makoto Miyasaka, Suchada Rajca, “Oxidation of Annelated Diarylamines: Analysis of Reaction Pathways to Nitroxide Diradical and Spirocyclic Products”, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 8447–8457. DOI: 10.1021/jo2017923
  • Arnon Olankitwanit, Velavan Kathirvelu, Suchada Rajca, Gareth R. Eaton, Sandra S. Eaton, Andrzej Rajca, “Calix[4]arene nitroxide tetraradical and octaradical”, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 6443–6445. DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11172H [From collection Supramolecular Chemistry]
  • Andrzej Rajca, Arnon Olankitwanit, Suchada Rajca, “Triplet Ground State Derivative of Aza-m-Xylylene Diradical with Large Singlet-Triplet Energy Gap”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 4750–4753. DOI:10.1021/ja200708b
  • Ying Wang, Suchada Rajca, Andrzej Rajca, “Bis(benzenesulfonyl) Sulfide” (2011), Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis [Online], John Wiley & Sons Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn01351


  • Kausik Das PhD 2007 Streck Laboratories, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sumit Mukherjee PhD 2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison