Kenneth Musker

Ken Musker

Position Title
Professor Emeritus


Organic chemistry; copper chemistry; thioether cation radicals and dications; complexes of cyclic chelating agents; kinetics and mechanism of redox reactions of organosulfur compounds; neighboring group participation in organic redox reactions; organophosphorus chemistry.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • UC Davis Professor Emeritus (1997)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1970-1971)
  • Appointed to UC Davis faculty (1962)
  • Research Associate, Univ. of Michigan (1961-1962)
  • U.S. Air Force Research (1959-1961)
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana (1959)
  • B.S. Bradley University (1955)