Amitai Halevi
Professor Emeritus
Physical and Theoretical Organic Chemistry · Isotope effects on molecular properties, equilibria and kinetics · The dependence of reaction mechanism on state-, orbital- and spin-symmetry

Post doc: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (1959-1960)

Ph.D: University College London, 1952, in Physical Organic Chemistry

Book: E.A. Halevi, Orbital Symmetry and Mechanism.. The OCAMS View, Springer-Verlag, Heidel’berg, 1992.

Reviews: E.A. Halevi, “Secondary Isotope Effects”, in S.G. Cohen, A. Streitwicser, Jr. and R.W. Taft, Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry, Interscience, 1963, pp. 109-222. E.A. Halevi, “Orbital Correspondence Analysis in Maximum Symmetry”, Angew. Chem. Internat. Edn. (English), 15, 593-607 (1976); German version: Angew. Chem., 88, 664 (1976).

Research Papers: · E.A. Halevi and W. Thiel, The Reactive Excited State of Naphthvalene and its Photochemistry: A Qualitative and Quantitative Theoretical Investigation, J. Photochem., 28, 373 (1985). · E.A. Halevi, The Level of Prochirality: The Analogy between Substitutional and Distortional Desymmetrization, J. Chem. Research (S), 206 (1985). · E.A. Halevi and R. Rom, The Stereochemistry of the Cope Rearrangement: Qualitative Theory (OCAMS) and Computation (AM1), Isr. J. Chem., 29, 311 (1989). · E.A. Halevi and M. Wolfsberg, Cycloaddition of Acrylonitrile to Allene: Computed Reaction Path (AM1) and Intramolecular Secondary Isotope Effect, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 2, 1493, (1993). · E.A. Halevi, “Formation and isomerization of C120: Considerations of symmetry, kinetics and thermodynamics ”, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 15, 519-523 (2002).