Rosa Walsh

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When oxygenic photosynthesis evolved, one of the key functions of carotenoids was to protect aerobic photosynthetic organisms against destruction by photodynamic sensitization. Aerobic photosynthesis would not exist without the coevolution of carotenoids alongside the chlorophylls. As carotenoids are abundant in nature, in many fruits and vegetables, they(More)
Derivatives of (nitro)cobalt picket fence porphyrin with oxygen-donating ligands have been prepared in solution and in the solid state. Crystal structures of two of these derivatives, (H2O)CoTpivPP(NO2) and (CH3OH)CoTpivPP(NO2), have been determined. The ethanol complex (C2H5OH)Co(TPP)(NO2) has been obtained and spectrally characterized using sublimed(More)
The secret of the mechanism of vinylidene rearrangements has been unlocked by the use of specifically labeled cyclopropenes under mild thermal conditions (see the Equations). (13) C labeling gives the surprising 1,2-alkyl migratory aptitude sequence Et>iPr>Me. Deuterium labeling yields the first measurement of the primary kinetic isotope effect in the ring(More)
Carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) were introduced to the aerospace, automobile and civil engineering industries for their high strength and low weight. A key feature of CFRP is the polymer sizing - a coating applied to the surface of the carbon fibres to assist handling, improve the interfacial adhesion between fibre and polymer matrix and allow this(More)
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