W. Robert Collins

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Most computer professionals know that difficult ethical issues may arise in their work. We believe that these professionals want to “do the right thing.” They accept their responsibilities as moral agents and they recognize that their special technical skills give them power and responsibilities. However, the will to act ethically is not sufficient;(More)
Sulfenium and selenenium ions undergo a stereospecific transfer from the corresponding three-membered ring species ("-iranium ions") to unactivated alkenes with varying facility. The thiiranium and seleniranium hexafluoroantimonates could be generated by treatment of the corresponding chloro sulfides or selenides with silver hexafluoroantimonate, followed(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. The chemical modification of nano-or micro-molecular surfaces is widely used for the precise structural and/or electrical manipulation of bulk materials. [1] In particular, atomically thin graphitic molecules such as fullerene, carbon(More)
A systematic investigation into the Lewis base catalyzed, asymmetric, intramolecular selenoetherification of olefins is described. A critical challenge for the development of this process was the identification and suppression of racemization pathways available to arylseleniranium ion intermediates. This report details a thorough study of the influences of(More)
An acute outbreak of a C. perfringens Type C enterotoxemia in a polo club killed 8 polo ponies in less than 24 hours. Hay with a massive fungal contamination (Aspergillus and Fusarium sp.) is suspected to have triggered the enterotoxemia. Our cases show numerous similarities with the previously reported cases of EIC. However, acute toxic tubulonephrosis in(More)