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PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY 

Penn State Brandywine
MEDIA, PA 19063-5596
PHONE: (610) 892-1416
FAX: (610) 892-1357

Web: http://www.bw.psu.edu/Academics/faculty_mxd19.htm

Education:          
B.S., 1964, City College of the City University of New York.
Ph.D.,1974, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Employment:

        Penn State University, Brandywine Campus: Associate Professor (1989-94), Member Graduate Faculty 1991, Professor (1994); Tenure (1994).

        Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela: Profesor Agregado (1975-1976), Profesor Asociado (1976-1980), Profesor Titular (1980-1989).

        U.S. Peace Corps, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela:  University Assistance Program (1973-1975).

Sabbaticals:
2005-06  Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
1997-98 University of Ghana Legon
1988-89 University of Texas, Austin
1981-82 University of Florida, Gainesville

Professional Societies:                  
American Chemical Society,
International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Council on Undergraduate Research
Philadelphia Organic Chemists’ Club

Honors/Awards

Fulbright Scholar Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia 2005-06

Distinguished Service Award of the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society 2005

Commonwealth College Outstanding  Research Accomplishment Award 2002-03

Lions Paw Award 2001

Fulbright Scholar University of Ghana, Legon 1997-98

Grants

National Science Foundation: 
2009-Reactions of 2-Aminopyrroles, three years, $177,000

1990-Studies on the Mechanism of Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution, CHE-9007784, three years, $140,000.

1994-Chemical and Physical Properties of 2-Aminopyrroles, CHE-9420655, three years, $147,100.

1995-Acquisition of Bruker AC-80 NMR with MacSpect 3 NMR System, $72,900 (with Prof.  J. Tierney).

2001 - Cycloaddition Reactions of 2-Aminpyrroles, three years, $159,597.

American Cyanamid Support of Undergraduate Research:

1990($3,000); 1991($3,500); 1992($3,500); 1993($3,500);

1994($3,500); 1995($3,500); 1996($3,500); 1997($3,500), 2000 ($1,500)

Kraft Foods Inc. Support of Undergraduate Research and Travel:

2000 ($3,000)

NanOrigin Inc. Support of Undergraduate Research:

2000 ($5,000)

Penn State Matching Funds for NSF-ARI Grant: 1995 ($48,600)

Penn State Research Development Grant (RDG): 1989($1,377); 1991($500); 1993($600); 1994($1,000); 1995($700); 1996($1,000 ); 1999 ($1,250); 2000($500); 2001($2,000); 2001($1,000); 2002($2,000); 2003 ($2,000 & $750), 2004 ($2,000).

Penn State: Undergraduate Research Participation 1992 (with professors Black, Cooper, Ebrahimpour and Tierney), $5,000.

Penn State Project Empower 1995: (with professors Tierney and Hoops)

Penn State: Commonwealth College Science Laboratory Equipment Grant 2003 (with professors Tierney, Black, Dudkin and Guertin), $5,495.

George Washington University Medical Center 2000: Donation of an AC-300 NMR spectrometer with an  estimated  commercial value of $60,000

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnologicas (Venezuela): 1975($15,700); 1978($11,800); 1984 ($4,000)

PUBLICATIONS

        *Principal Author.  Undergraduate coauthors underlined

44. De Rosa*, M.; Arnold, D., Electronic and Steric Effects on the Mechanism of the Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reaction of 2-Aminopyrroles with 1,3,5-Triazines: Identification of Five Intermediates by H, C, N and F NMR Spectroscopy, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 319-328.

43. De Rosa*, M.; Arnold, D.; O'Hare, B., First example of tautomerism in 2-aminopyrroles: effect of structure and solvent, Tetrahedron Lett., 2009, 50, 12-14.

42.  De Rosa*, M.; Arnold, D., Mechanism of the inverse-electron demand Diels-Alder reaction of 2-aminopyrroles with 1,3,5-triazines: detection of an intermediate and effect of added base and acid, Tetrahedron Lett., 2007, 48, 3991-399.

41.  De Rosa*, M.; Arnold, D.; Medved’, M., Reactions of 2-aminopyrroles: substitution by addition-elimination at the exo amino and C-5 or C-3 depending on the size of the alkyl group, Tetrahedron Lett., 2007, 48, 2975-2977.

40. De Rosa*, M.; Arnold, D.; Blythe, E.; Farrell, M. S.; Seals, T.; Wills, K.; Medved’, M., Effect of electron-withdrawing substituents on the inverse-electron demand Diels-Alder reaction of 2-aminopyrroles and 1,3,5-triazines, Heterocycl. Commun., 2007, in press.

39.  De Rosa*, M.; Stepani, N.; Cole, T.; Fried, J.; Huang-Pang, L.; Peacock, L.; Pro, M., Solid phase deprotection of 2-nitrobenzenesulfonamides: synthesis of simple 2-(alkylamino)-pyrroles. Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 5715-5717.

38.  Fradera, X.; De Rosa, M.; Orozco*, M.; Luque*, F. J., Tautomeric conjugate acids of 2-aminopyrroles: Effect of substituents, solvation and cosolute. Theor. Chem. Acc. 2004, 111, 223-230.

37.  De Rosa*, M.; Marquez, M., The use of an electrophile carrier to determine the number of intermediates in the chlorination of 1-methylpyrrole. Tetrahedron 2003, 59, 2125-2129.

36.  De Rosa*, M.; LaRue, M.; Sellitto, I.; Timken, M. D., Reaction of 2-aminopyrrole and 1-alkyl-2-aminopyrrole with DMAD: Michael addition vs. Diels-Alder reaction. Heterocycl. Commun. 2001, 7, 519-520.

35.  De Rosa*, M.; Issac, R. P.; Marquez, M.; Orozco*, M.; Luque, F. J.; Timken, M. D., 2-Aminopyrrole and simple 1-substituted 2-aminopyrroles: preparation and ab initio study on the effect of solvent on the amino-imino tautomeric equilibrium. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1999, 1433-1437.

34.  De Rosa*, M.; Sellitto, I.; Issac, R. P.; Ralph, J.; Timken, M. D., Preparation and characterization of tetraphenylborate salts of 2-aminopyrrole and 1-alkyl-2-aminopyrroles. J. Chem. Res., Synop. 1999, 262-263.

33.  De Rosa, M., 17O NMR of benzamide derivatives: ground state torsion angle does not affect transmission of substituent effect by through-conjugation. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1999, 139-140.

32.  Eng*, G.; Whalen, D.; Musingarimi, P.; Tierney, J.; De Rosa, M., Fungicidal and spectral studies of some triphenyltin compounds. Appl. Organomet. Chem. 1998, 12, 25-30.

31.  Gonzalez*, C.; Restrepo-Cossiot, A.; Marquez, M.; Wiberg, K. B.; De Rosa, M., Ab Initio Study of the Solvent Effects on the Singlet-Triplet Gap of Nitrenium Ions and Carbenes. J. Phys. Chem. A 1998, 102, 2732-2738.

30.  De Rosa, M., Heteronuclear 13C, 15N and 17O NMR cross-correlations of 4-substituted benzamide derivatives: importance of the average excitation energy term (DE) in NMR substituent effects. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1997, 1551-1554.

29.  De Rosa*, M.; Boykin, D. W.; Baumstark, A. L., 17O NMR study of substituent effects in 4-substituted N-chlorobenzamides and comparison with 4-substituted benzamides: sensitivity to ring substituents (r) reflects electronic and steric effects. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1997, 1547-154

28.    De Rosa*, M., Organic Chemistry Research at a Two-Year Branch Campus, Council on Undergraduate  Research  Quarterly, 1995, 15, 199-202.

27.  De Rosa*, M.; Issac, R. P.; Houghton, G., First synthesis of 2-aminopyrrole and simple 1-substituted-2-aminopyrroles. Observation of fast proton exchange at C-5. Tetrahedron Lett. 1995, 36, 9261-4.

26.  De Rosa*, M.; Freyer, A. J., NOE difference spectroscopy of some 5-substituted and 5,5-disubstituted hydantoins. J. Heterocycl. Chem. 1995, 32, 1661-3.

25.  De Rosa*, M.; Marwaha, V. R., Reaction of 1-substituted pyrroles with N-fluorodibenzenesulfonimide: effect of halogen on electrophilic substitution by addition-elimination. Heterocycles 1994, 37, 979-83.

24.  Eng*, G.; Zhang, Y. Z.; Whalen, D.; Ramsammy, R.; Khoo, L. E.; De Rosa, M., Structure-activity relationships of effect of aryltin compounds on Ceratocystis ulmi. Appl. Organomet. Chem. 1994, 8, 445-9.

23.  De Rosa*, M.; Brown, K.; McCoy, M.;Ong, K.; Sanford, K., Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance study of p-polarization in 3- and 4-substituted benzamides and N-chlorobenzamides. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2) 1993, 1787-90.

22.  De Rosa*, M.; Shadle, R. G.; Foster, N., Detection of electrophilic aromatic substitution by addition-elimination using natural abundance deuterium NMR: a pyrrole example. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1993, 1757-8.

21.  De Rosa*, M.; Melenski, E.; Holder, A. J., Reaction of 1-methylpyrrole with 1,3-dichloro-5,5-disubstituted hydantoins: products and AM1 study of intermediates. Heterocycles 1993, 36, 1059-64.

20.  De Rosa*, M.; Cabrera Nieto, G. s-Substitution (addition-elimination) in pyrroles: reaction of N-chloro-N-(4-substituted-phenyl)benzenesulfonamides with 1-methylpyrrole. Gazz. Chim. Ital. 1991, 121, 73-4.

19.  Marquez, M.; Alvarado, J.; De Rosa*, M., Determination of N-halogeno derivatives with ion-selective electrodes. Analyst 1991, 116, 721-2.

18.  De Rosa, M.; Marquez, M., Observation of an amplified isotope effect during chlorination of 1-methylpyrrole. Evidence for rate determining deprotonation of the s-complex. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1989, 1466-7.

17.  De Rosa*, M.; Cabrera Nieto, G.; Ferrer Gago, F., Effect of N-chloro structure and 1-substituent on s-substitution (addition-elimination) in pyrroles. J. Org. Chem. 1989, 54, 5347-50.

16.  Marquez, M.; Calvo, A.; De Rosa*, M., Determination of N-chloro derivatives with a chloride-selective electrode. Analyst 1989, 114, 647-8.

15.  De Rosa*, M.; Cabrera Nieto, G., Effect of halogen on the reaction of 1-methylpyrrole with N-haloimides. Tetrahedron Lett. 1988, 29, 2405-8.

14.  Dodsworth, D. J.; Quesada P, A.; De Rosa*, M., The carbon-13 NMR of monochlorocarbazoles, monochlorotetrahydrocarbazoles and their 9-methyl derivatives. J. Heterocycl. Chem. 1988, 25, 167-71.

13.  De Rosa*, M.; Quesada P, A.; Dodsworth, D. J., Acid-catalyzed intermolecular rearrangement of N-chlorocarbazole. J. Org. Chem. 1987, 52, 173-5.

12.  De Rosa*, M.; Brillembourg, I., First example of electrophilic substitution by addition-elimination (s-substitution) in pyrroles. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1986, 1585-6.

11.  De Rosa, M.; Cuenca, A.; Fernandez, M. R., A new mechanism (SEi) for electrophilic substitution in indoles. Chlorination of indoles with sodium hypochlorite by competitive SE2 and SEi mechanisms. Heterocycles 1986, 24, 1311-18.

10.  Haberfield*, P.; De Rosa, M. s- and p-Aryl nitrenium ions. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1985, 1716-17.

9.     Katritzky*, A. R.; Khan, G. R.; Leahy, D. E.; De Rosa, M., The preparation and characterization of some N-chloro-2- and N-chloro-4-pyridones. J. Org. Chem. 1984, 49, 4784-6.

8.     Katritzky*, A. R.; De Rosa, M.; Grzeskowiak, N. E., Pyrylium-mediated transformations of natural products. Part 1. Synthesis and hydrolysis of 4-(4-methoxy-3-sulfophenyl)-2,6-bis-(4-sulfophenyl)pyrylium perchlorate: a new water-soluble pyrylium cation. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 1984, 841-7.

7.     Katritzky*, A. R.; Mokrosz, J. L.; De Rosa, M., Pyrylium-mediated transformations of natural products. Part 2. Reaction of 4-(4-methoxy-3-sulfophenyl)-2,6-bis-(4-sulfophenyl)pyrylium perchlorate with primary amines. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2  1984, 849-55.

6.     De Rosa, M., Acid catalyzed chlorination of pyrrole with N-chloroacetanilide. J. Heterocycl. Chem. 1982, 19, 1585.

5.     De Rosa, M., Chlorination of pyrrole. N-Chloropyrrole: formation and rearrangement to 2- and 3-chloropyrrole. J. Org. Chem. 1982, 47, 1008-10.

4.     De Rosa*, M.; Haberfield, P., Nitrous acid deamination of 1,1-disubstituted aromatic hydrazines. J. Org. Chem. 1981, 46, 2639-43.

3.     De Rosa*, M.; Carbognani, L.; Febres, A., Chlorination of 2-methyl- and 2-phenylindole with sodium hypochlorite. Formation of intermediates and their reactions with alkaline methanol. J. Org. Chem. 1981, 46, 2054-9.

2.     De Rosa*, M.; Triana Alonso, J. L., Studies of the mechanism of chlorination of indoles. Detection of N-chloroindole and 3-chloro-3H-indole as intermediates. J. Org. Chem. 1978, 43, 2639-43.

1.     De Rosa, M., Chlorination of indoles with aqueous sodium hypochlorite. Existence of an N-chloro intermediate. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1975, 482-3.

CONFERENCES

        *Principal Author.  Undergraduate coauthors underlined.

28.      Michael De Rosa, 2-Aminopyrroles: Synthesis, reactions and Tautomerism, invited lecture, 10th Annual Florida Heterocyclic  and Synthetic Conference (FloHet-10), March 8-11, 2009, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl.

27.       Michael De Rosa* and David Arnold, Mechanism of the inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction of 2-aminopyrroles with 1,3,5-triazines: Identification of five intermediates by 1H, 13C, 15N and 19F NMR spectroscopy, 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

26.     Michael De Rosa*, David Arnold and Miroslav Medved', Reactions of 2-Aminopyrroles with Electron-Deficient Heteroaromatic Azadienes, 39th American Chemical Society Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM), May 16-18, 2007, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, abstract #91.

25.  Michael De Rosa, Environmental Organic Chemistry, Fulbright Mid-year Conference, February 5-8, 2006, Velke Bilovice, Czech Republic.

24.      Nicola Stepani, Todd Cole, Jaclyn Fried, Lisa Huang-Pang, Lori Peacock, Michael Pro and Michael De Rosa*,  Synthesis of Simple 2-alkylaminopyrroles by the solid-phase benzenethiolate cleavage of 2-nitrobenzenesulfonamide derivatives, 19th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 21-23, 2005,  Lexington, VA.

23.      David Arnold, Martilias S. Farrell, Tamika Seals and Michael De Rosa*, Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reactions of 2-Aminopyrroles, 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 15-17, 2004,  Indianapolis, IN, presented  by undergraduate David Arnold.

22.      Michael De Rosa, Introducing Research into the Sophomore Organic Laboratory. Chemical Education Symposium: Crossing the Chasm Between Research and the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum, 223rd American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 7-11, 2002.

21.      Michael De Rosa, Introducing Research into the Sophomore Organic Laboratory14th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 27-29, 2000, University of Montana,  Missoula, Montana

20.      Michael De Rosa*, Ian Sellitto, Michelle LaRue and Mark D. Timken. The Diels-Alder Reactions of Simple 2-Aminopyrroles. 10th Annual Conference Ghana Chemical Society, November 14-15, 1997, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

19.      Ian Sellitto, Michael De Rosa*, Roy P. Issac, John Ralph and Mark D. Timken, Synthesis  of Tetraphenylborate Salts of 2-Aminpyrrole and 1-Alkyl 2- Aminpyrroles 11th. Biennial Organic Chemists’ Club Day, May 15, 1997, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (presented by undergraduate Ian Sellitto)

18.      Fried, J.; Peacock, L.; Pro, M.;  De Rosa*, M.; Timken, M. Restricted Rotation in 2-Aminopyrrole Derivatives Eleventh National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 24-26, 1997, University of Texas,  Austin, Texas (presented by undergraduate Jaclyn Fried)

17.      Issac, R. P.; De Rosa*, M.; Timken, M. 2-Aminopyrrole and Simple1-Substituted-2-aminopyrroles: Proton, C-13 and N-15 NMR and Observation of Fast Proton Exchange at C-5. Tenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April18-20,  1996, University of North Carolina at Asheville (presented by undergraduate Roy P. Issac)

16.      Issac, R.; Houghton, G.; De Rosa*, M. First Preparation of 2-Aminopyrrole and Simple 1-Substituted-2-Aminopyrroles. Eighth National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April14-16, 1994, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (Presented by undergraduate Roy P. Issac)

15.      Marwaha,V.R.; De Rosa*,M. Reaction of 1-Substituted Pyrroles with N-Fluorodibenzenesulfonimide: Effect of Halogen on Electrophilic Substitution by Addition-Elimination. Eighth National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 14-16, 1994,         Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (Presented by undergraduate Vijay R. Marwaha)

14.      De Rosa*, M.; Brown, K.; McCoy, M.; Ong, K.; Sanford, K., Transmission of Substituent Effects in 3- and 4-Substituted Benzamides: A 13C NMR Study. Pennsylvania Association of College Chemistry Teachers (PACCT) Conference, Neumann College, Aston, Pa, April 23-24, 1993.

13.      Sanford, K.; Brown, K.; Ong, K.; De Rosa*, M.; McCoy, M. 13C NMR Study of 3- and  4-Substituted Benzamides and N-Chlorobenzamides. Seventh National Conference on Undergraduate Research, March 25-27, 1993, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Presented by undergraduate Kim Sanford

12.  De Rosa*, M.; Brown, K.;  Marquez, M.; McCoy, M.; Ong, K.; Sanford, K., Electrophilic Chlorination of 1-Methylpyrrole: Evidence for Two Intermediates (Poster), Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, New Hampton, NH, July 1992.

11.      Melenski, E.; De Rosa*, M., Reaction of 1-Methylpyrrole with 1,3-Dichloro-5,5-disubstitutedhydantoins, Sixth National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, March 1992. (Presented by undergraduate Edward Melenski)

10.      De Rosa*, M.; Marquez, M., Mechanism of the Acid Catalyzed Chlorination of 1-Methylpyrrole with N-Chlorobenzamides, 202nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, NY, August 1991, Abstract No. 158.

9.         De Rosa*, M.; Tierney*, J., Undergraduate Research at Penn State Brandywine Campus, Pennsylvania Association of College Chemistry Teachers, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, April 1991.

8.         De Rosa*, M.; Canada’s Crespo, N. J., 1-Chlorobenzimidazole: 1,3-Chlorine-Exchange and                Reactions, 200th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., August 1990, Abstract No. 88.

7.         De Rosa*, M.; Cabrera N., G.; Ferrer, F., Electrophilic Substitution in Pyrroles by Addition-Elimination:  Effect of Halogen, Halogenating Agent and Pyrrole Structure, 193rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, April 1987, Abstract  No. 33.

6.         De Rosa*, M.; Brillembourg, I., First Example of Electrophilic Substitution in Pyrroles by Addition-Elimination, 191th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, NY, April 1986, Abstract No. 286.

5.         De Rosa*, M.; Cuenca, A.; Fernandez, M. R., Chlorination of Indoles with Sodium Hypochlorite, 188th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, August 1984, Abstract No. 249.

4.         Katritzky*, A. R.; De Rosa, M; Grzeskowiak, N. E., Synthesis and Hydrolysis of a New Water Soluble Pyrylium Cation, 9th International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan, August 1983. (presented by M. De Rosa)

3.         De Rosa*, M., N-Chloropyrrole:  Formation and Rearrangement to 2- and 3-Chloropyrrole, 8th International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Graz, Austria, August 1981.

2.     De Rosa*, M.; Carbognani, L.; Fernandez, M. R.; Febres, A., Studies of the Mechanism of Chlorination of 2- and 5-Substituted Indoles, 178th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., September 1979, Abstract No. 1983

1.         De Rosa*, M.; Triana Alonso, J. L., N-Chlorination of Pyrrole, Indole and Carbazole. Mechanism of the Rearrangement of N-Chloroindole, 174th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, IL, August 1977, Abstract No. 155.

AsoVac CONFERENCES

The following were presented at the annual convention of Asociacion Venezolana para el Avance de la Cienca-AsoVac (The Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Science).

15.      Marquez, M.; De Rosa*, M.  Efectos Isotopicos Amplificados y Tunneling en la Cloracion de Pirroles. XXXVIII Convencion de AsoVac, Maracay, November 1988.

14.      De Rosa*, M.; Ferrer, F.  Estudio del Mecanismo de Sustitucion Electrofilica por Adicion-Eliminacion en Pirroles N-Sustituidos. XXXVII Convencion de AsoVac, Maracaibo, November 1987.

13.      De Rosa*, M.; Canudas, N., Estudio  del Rearreglo de N-Clorobencimdazol. XXXVII Convencion de AsoVac, Maracaibo, November 1987.

12.      De Rosa*, M.; Cabrera, N. G.  Estudio del Mecanismo de Sustitucion Electrofilica por Adicion-Eliminacion an Pirroles.  XXXVI Convencion de AsoVac, Valencia, November 1986.

11.      De Rosa*, M.; Brillembourg, I., Primer Ejemplo de Sustitucion Electrofilica por Adicion-Eliminacion en Pirroles. XXXVI Convencion de AsoVac, Valencia, November 1986.

10.      De Rosa*, M.; Quesada P., A.; Dodsworth, D. J., El N-Clorocarbazol:  Formacion y Rearreglo Intermolecular Catalizado por Acido. XXXVI Convencion de AsoVac, Cumana, November 1984.

9.         De Rosa*, M.; Cuenca, A.; Fernandez, M. R., Cloracion de Indoles Con NaOCl: Competencia entre los Mecanismos SE2 y SEi. XXXIV Convencion de AsoVac, Cumana, November 1984.

8.         De Rosa*, M.; Febres, A.; Carbognani, L., Estudio de la Cloracion del 2-Metilindol por 1H NMR. XXX Convencion de AsoVac, Merida, November 1980.

7.         De Rosa*, M.; Fernandez, M. R., Estudios de los Intermediarios Formados Durante la Cloracion de Indoles 5-Sustituidos.  XXIX Convencion de AsoVac, Barquisemeto, November 1979.

6.         De Rosa*, M., N-Cloropirrol.  XXIX Convencion de AsoVac, Barquisemeto, November 1979.

5.         De Rosa*, M.; Carbognani, L., Reaccion con Metanol de Intermediarios formados en la Cloracion del 1-Metilindol y 2-Fenilindol.  XXVII Convencion de AsoVac, Valencia, November 1977.

4.         De Rosa*, M.; Gineika, A., Estudio de la Cloracion de Iminoestilbeno con Hipoclorito de ter-Butilo. XXVII Convencion de AsoVac, Valencia, November 1977.

3.         De Rosa*, M.; Triana A., J. L., Mecanismo de la Transposicion del N-Cloroindol. XXVI Convencion de AsoVac, Puerto la Cruz, November 1976.

2.         De Rosa*, M., La Reaccion de N-Clorocarbazol con Ag+ en Presencia de un Intercambiador de Iones. XXV Convencion de AsoVac, Caracas, October 1975.

1.         De Rosa*, M., El N-Cloroindol-Intermediario en la Cloracion Electrofilica de Indol. XXIV Convencion Anual de AsoVac, Maracaibo, October 1974.

INVITED TALKS

19.  Reactions of 2-aminopyrroles (invited by Prof. Miroslav Medved’), Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, March 3, 2006

18.  Synthesis and Cycloaddition Reactions of 2-aminopyrroles (invited by Prof. Milan Potacek), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic February 23, 2006.

17.  Synthesis and Cycloaddition Reactions of 2-aminopyrroles (invited by Prof. Lubor Fisera), Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 23, 2005.

16.  Preparation, Tautomerism and Diels-Alder Reactions of 2-Aminopyrroles (invited by Prof. W. L. Phillips), University of Ghana Legon, March 18, 1998.

15.  Electrophilic Substitution in Pyrroles:  New Insights (invited by Prof. V. P. Y. Gadzekpo), University of Cape Coast, Ghana, January 29, 1998.

14.  Electrophilic Substitution in Pyrroles:  New Insights (invited by Prof. W. L. Phillips), University of Ghana Legon, December 18, 1997.

13.  Tautomerism and Restricted Inversion in 2-Aminopyrroles, (invited by Prof. P. Haberfield), Brooklyn College-CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, October 16, 1996.

12.  Electrophilic Substitution In Pyrroles (invited by Prof. Mark Timken) February 28, 1994, Department of Chemistry, Widener University, Chester, PA.

11.  Recent Progress in Pyrrole Chemistry, (invited by Prof. P. Haberfield), Brooklyn College-CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, October 28, 1992.

10.  Some Recent Progress in Pyrrole Chemistry (invited by Prof. Alan Katritzky), University of Florida (Katritzky heterocycle group), Gainesville, FL, August 13, 1992.

9.     Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution in Pyrroles (invited by Prof. Bruce A. Weber), Albright College, Reading, PA, March 14, 1991.

8.     Electrophilic Substitution in Pyrroles:  New Insights (invited by Dr. G. Berkelhammer), Cyanamid, Agricultural Research Division, Princeton, NJ, October 30, 1990.

7.     Electrophilic Substitution in Pyrroles:  New Insights (invited by Prof. G. Eng), University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1990.

6.     Electrophilic Substitution in Pyrroles:  New Insights (invited by Prof. P. Haberfield), Brooklyn College-CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, February 21, 1990.

5.     Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution by Addition-Elimination in Pyrroles (invited by Prof. M. Doyle), Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, June 1989.

4.     Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution by Addition-Elimination in Pyrroles (invited by Prof. P. Reeves), Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, TX, March 1989.

3.     Mechanisms of Formation and Rearrangement of N-Chloro Heterocyclic Amines (invited by Prof. P. Haberfield), Brooklyn College-CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, September 12, 1984.

2.     Studies on the Mechanism of Chlorination of Indoles (invited by Prof. J. Bergman), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, July 30, 1984.

1.     Estudios Sobre el Mecanismo de Cloracion de Indoles (invited by Prof. F. Lopez), Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, February 1984.

Masters Theses Supervised at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

"Estudios Espectroscopicos de Resonancia Magnetica Nuclear 13C en Clorocarbazoles", awarded 1985 to Andres Miquel Quesada Perez.  (Professor David J. Dodsworth co-tutor.)

"Estudios Sobre el Mecanismo de Cloracion de 1-Metilpirrol con N-Cloroacetanilida", awarded 1986 to Ines Brillembourg de Arocha.

"Estudio de Sustitucion Electrofilica en Pirroles", awarded 1988 to Fernando Ferrer Gago.

"Sintesis y Reacciones de N-Clorobencimidazol", awarded 1988 to Nieves J. Canudas Crespo.

"Estudios Sobre el Mecanismo de Cloracion de Pirroles por N-Clorobenzamidas Catalizado por Acidos", awarded 1988 to Manuel Marquez Sanchez.

Licenciatura* Theses Supervised at Universidad Simon Bolivar

"Estudios Sobre el Mecanismo de Cloracion del Indol", awarded 1976 to Juana Ledia Triana Alonso.

"Estudio de la Reaccion de Cloracion de Iminoestilbeno", awarded 1977 to Ali Arunas Gineika Folkmans.

Estudio de los Derivados de la Cloracion de 2-Metilindol y del 2-Fenilindol y de Sus Productos en la Reaccion con Metanol", awarded in 1977 to Lante Carbognani.

"Estudio de los Intermediarios Formados Durante la Cloracion de Indoles 5-Sustituidos", awarded 1977 to Maria Raquel Fernandez.

"Estudio del Mecanismo de Sustitucion Electrofilica Aromatica por Adicion-Eliminacion en Pirroles", awarded 1987 to Gustavo Cabrera Nieto.

*The Licenciatura degree is granted after five years of study and the last year is devoted to a required undergraduate research thesis.

Supervised research of undergraduate students at Penn State

Student (year)                                    Occupation after leaving Campus

Arnold, David (2001-05)                      Graduate Student (chemistry), University of Pittsburg

Blythe, Eric (2000-02)                          Graduated 2002, U. Penn Technician

Brown, Keith (1991-92)                       Graduated 1994; ICI Explosives;

Cole, Todd (2001)                               Graduated 2002

Farrell, Marty (2002)                            Biology, Temple University

Fried, Jaclyn  (1996-97)                       Univ. of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine

Hale, Henry (1995-96)                         Graduated 1997; working in Saudi Arabia

Houghton, Gregory (1992)                    Graduated 1993; Dupont Merck

Huang, Lisa (2002)                               DO 2006, NJ College of Osteopathy

Issac, Roy P. (1993-96)                       Ph. D.  2002 (Bioorganic Chemistry) Purdue University

Keefe, Tim (1993-4)                            Graduated 1994, Graduate School (Florida State)

LaRue ,Michelle (1997)                        Graduated 1999, U. of Guadalajara Medical School

Linewicz, Marcy (2002-03)                   Graduated  2004

Lucas, Omar (2004)                              Chemistry major University Park

Mannikarottu, Chino (2004)                  Graduated 2005, Drexel Medical School

Marwaha, Vijay (1993)                         Graduated 1995 (Honors thesis); MD Case Western 1999

McCarthy, Charles (1993)                     Chem. Eng., Transferred to Potsdam University (NY)

Mclellan, Michelle (2004)                      Chemistry major graduated 2005

Melenski, Edward (1990-92)                 Graduated 1993; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Mark Messick (1997)                            DO, Philadelphia School of Osteopathy

Mehmood, Osama (2004)                     pre-med University Park

Ong, Kevin (1991-92)                            Ph. D.  2002 Clemson University, assist. prof. Texas A&M

Peacock, Lori (1996-97)                       Jefferson University (physical therapy) MS 2000

Pirok, Brad (1993)                                 Pre-dental; Transferred to William and Mary

Pro, Michael  (1996-97)                        MD, Allegheny Medical School

Ralph, John (1996)                                Graduated 1997

Rizzo, Michelle (2002)                           Chemistry, B.S. Behrend College 2003                                                  

Ruszkay, Stephen (1995)                      Graduated 1997; Agilent Technologies

Sanford, Kim (1991-92)                       Graduated 1993; SRA Technologies

Sarangan, Kavitha (1994)                     Graduated 1996

Seals, Tamika (2001)                            Graduated 2001; Coriell Institute

Sellitto, Ian (1995-97)                           Graduated 1998; Adolor

Stepani, Nicola (2003-04)                     Graduated 2005, NJ  College of Osteopathy                                        

Wills, Kristin (2001)                                Graduated 2002, Thomas Jefferson University Technician

  Zudans, Andrew (2005)                       Pre-med University Park               

Service

1989-90 Rainbow Coalition (Campus)

1990-95 Multicultural Advisory Committee (Campus)                                                          

1991 Vice Chair of Campus Faculty Senate (Campus)

1991  Search Committee for Spanish/French Faculty (Campus)

1991 Forum on Minority Issues (Campus)

1991 Faculty/Student Interaction Program (Campus)

1991,94-8   Minority Mentoring Program (Campus)

1992 Chemistry Department Advisory Committee (CES)

1992  Executive Committee (Campus)

1993 Search Committee for Electrical Engineering Faculty (Campus)

1993  CUCARC Chemistry Department (University)

1994-95  Promotion and Tenure Committee (Campus)

1994-95  Chemistry Promotion and Tenure Committee (University)

1994-03  Getting to Know Us Program (Campus)

1995  Executive Committee (Campus)

1995  Multi-Campus Option subcommittee of Plan-to-Plan (Campus)

1995  CES School of Science Promotion and Tenure Committee (Campus)

1996-98 Student Life Committee (Campus)

1996  Eberly College of Science Promotion and Tenure Committee (CES)

1996  Promotion and Tenure Committee for Full Professor Rank (Campus)

1996  Promotion and Tenure Committee for Full Professor Rank (Dubois)

1996  Department of Biobehavioral Health Promotion and Tenure Committee for Full Professor Rank (University)

1996  Peer Review of Teaching Effectiveness (Campus)

1996 Proposal Reviewer NSF RUI and ARI Programs

1997   Executive Committee (Campus)

1998-99 Commonwealth College Sabbatical Review Committee

1999-00  Eberly College of Science Promotion and Tenure Committee (CES)

1999-00   Executive Committee (Campus)

1999-00  Promotion and Tenure (Campus)

1999-00  Search Committee for Biology Faculty (Campus)

1999-01 Reviewer Fulbright (CIES)Foundation (Chemistry proposals)

1999  Peer Review of Teaching Effectiveness (Campus)

1999-00  Provost’s Award Subcommittee

2001  Executive Committee (Campus) Chair        

2001-02   Eberly College of Science Promotion and Tenure Committee Non-UP Faculty-Chair Spring 2001

2001-04  Commonwealth College Promotion and Tenure Committee

2001-04  Mentor for biology faculty member

2001-05  Safety and Emergency Committee

2001-04  Faculty/student Life Group

2002-03  Vice Chair of Campus Faculty Senate (Campus)

2002-03 Executive Committee (Campus)

2002-03 Member Administrative Staff Committee

2002  Promotion and Tenure Committee for full rank(Campus)                                    

2002  Promotion and Tenure Committee for full rank (Berks-Lehigh)

2002-05 Mentor for IST faculty member

2002 Campus Scholarship Committee                                                                                    

2002-05  International Relations Committee Chair   

 

2002 Chemistry Search Committee Abington College

2002-03  Good Relations Committee

2002-03 Advisor International Awareness Club

2003-05 Chair Campus Promotion and Tenure Committee

2003 Peer Reviewer for Engineering Faculty Member

2003-04 Member of EURECA Committee

2004 Science Division Committee for selection of Division Head

2004 External Reviewer for associate professor of chemistry- Penn State Erie

2004  Member National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation (NMR) Panel

2004  Eberly College of Science Promotion and Tenure Committee Non-UP Faculty

2004-05  Chemistry Search Committee Mont Alto Campus

2005  Academic Administrative evaluation (AD-14) Hazelton campus

2005  Peer Reviewer for Biology Faculty Member

2006 Member International Relations Committee

2006  Chair One Campus One Book Committee

2006  Member Campus 40th Anniversary Picnic Committee

2006  Promotion and Tenure Committee for full rank Berks

2006  Promotion and Tenure Committee York

REVIEWER

Chemical Communications

Fulbright Foundation (Chemistry)

Fulbright Slovak Committee (Chemistry)

National Science Foundation

Petroleum Research Foundation

Tetrahedron

Tetrahedron Letters

 
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