Orbital Symmetry and Reaction Mechanism

The OCAMS View

  • E. Amitai Halevi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Preliminary Survey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Amitai Halevi
      Pages 3-26
  3. Symmetry and Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. E. Amitai Halevi
      Pages 29-55
  4. The Classical Thermal Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. E. Amitai Halevi
      Pages 187-212
  5. Spin and Photochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. E. Amitai Halevi
      Pages 215-242
    3. E. Amitai Halevi
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    4. E. Amitai Halevi
      Pages 267-279
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-310

About this book


Criteria of orbital symmetry conservation had a profound influence on mechanistic thinking in organic chemistry and are still commonly applied today. The author presents a coherent set of operational rules for the analysis of scope and reliability. It is written from the viewpoint of Orbital Correspondence Analysis in Maximum Symmetry (OCAMS). Its advantage lies in its provision of a coherent overview of the relation between symmetry and mechanism. For reasons of consistency, the book remains within the framework of molecular orbital theory.


Aldehyde Antarafacial Chemische Reaktion Cycloaddition Molekülorbital Orbitalsymmetrie Organische Chemie Reaktionsmechanismus Suprafacial organic chemistry oxygen photochemistry reactant rearrangement stereochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Amitai Halevi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTechnion — Israel Institute of TechnologyTechnion City, HaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83570-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83568-1
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