Rafaela Raupp da Rosa

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Postdoctoral Researcher
107-D Edif. II 10618


BSc in Chemistry (2011), MSc in Chemistry (2013) and PhD in Chemistry (2018) at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Laboratório de Síntese Orgânica e Materiais Inteligentes (LaSOMI), Brazil. In 2013 she was temporary Professor in the same Institution at Physical Chemistry Department. During her graduate program in 2017 she was a visiting PhD student at University of Colorado Boulder in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Soft Materials Research Center (SMRC), USA. She is currently working as postdoctoral researcher in Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, developing new technologies from cellulose and its derivatives. She has experience in organic and physical chemistry, mostly in organic synthesis, working with heterocyclic chemistry and liquid crystalline materials for electronic devices application. 

Main publications

da Rosa, R. R.; Tariq, M. ; Weber, C. S. B. ; Hameed, S. ; Silva, S. ; Merlo, A. A. (2016). Hybrid liquid crystals tetrazolyl and isoxazolyl cinnamates. Liquid Crystals (Print),  v. 43, p. 1659-1670. doi: 10.1080/02678292.2016.1193908

Vilela, G. D.; Fernandes, T. H. M.; da Rosa, R. R.; Kelly, S. M.; Kitney, S. P.; Merlo, A. A. (2016). 3-(4-Bromophenyl)-5-(4-hydroxyphenyl)isoxazole: a versatile, new molecular building block for side-chain liquid crystal oligomers and polymers. Polymer Bulletin (Berlin. Print), v. 73, p. 959-973. doi: 10.1007/s00289-015-1529-7

da Rosa, R. R.; Brose, I. S.; Vilela, G. D.; Merlo, A. A. (2015). 3,5-diarylisoxazoles: A New Entry to Soft Crystal Phase. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, v. 612, p. 158-168. doi: 10.1080/15421406.2015.1030975

Vilela, G. D.; da Rosa, R. R.; Schneider, P. H.; Bechtold, I. V.; Merlo, A. A. (2011). Expeditious preparation of isoxazoles from 2-isoxazolines as advanced intermediates for functional materials. Tetrahedron Letters, v. 52, p. 6569-6572. doi: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2011.09.122