Prof. Shmuel Braverman

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Shmuel.braverman@biu.ac.il
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    PERSONAL:

    Date of Birth:                          May 23, 1934

    Place of Birth:                         Falticeni, Romania                 

    Date of Immigration:              March 14, 1952

    Military Service:                      September 5, 1953 - March 4, 1956

    Marital Status:                         Married with one child

    EDUCATION:

    1960:   B.Sc. (cum laude), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

    1963:   Ph.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    SCHOLARSHIPS:

    1957 - 1960:    Bar-Ilan University

    1960 - 1961:    World University Service of Canada

    1961 - 1962:    Alberta Department of Education

    1962 - 1963:    National Research Council of Canada

    PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

    1963 - 1964:    Instructor of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University

    1964 - 1967:    Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University

    1967 - 1975:    Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University

    1968 - 1970     Chemistry Department Chairman, Bar-Ilan University

    1975 - 1990:    Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University

    1976 - 1977:    Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

    1980 - 1981:    Visiting Scientist, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

           1984:        Visiting Professor, University of Alberta

           1988:        Visiting Professor, University of Toronto

           1989:        Visiting Professor, University of Lund, Sweden

           1989:        Visiting Professor, York University, North York, Ont.

           1989:        Visiting Professor, University of Toronto

           1990:        Visiting (Guest) Professor, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

           1990:        Visiting Professor, University of Toronto.

    1990 to date:   Full Professor, Bar-Ilan University

           1991:        Visiting Professor, University of Toronto

    GRANTS:

     

    1968 - 1972:    Bar-Ilan Research Authority

    1973 - 1975:    Israel Commission for Basic Research.

    1984 - 1985:    Chemada Co., Kibbutz Nir Itschak.

    1985 - 1987:    Biotecnic, S.A., Mexico 17, D.F.

    1985 - 1987:    Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of

    1988 - 1989:    Commerce and Industry.

    1990 - 1991:    The Netherlands Organization for Research (NWO).

    1992 - 1993:    Ministry of Commerce and Industry

    1995 - 1998     Israel Science Foundation

    1998 - 2001     Israel Science Foundation

    2001-2004       Israel Science Foundation

    2005-2008       Israel Science Foundation

    Research

     

    Research area - Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis.

    Major topics:

    • [2,3]-Sigmatropic rearrangements of various allylic and propargylic sulfur esters. . Discovery and study of the well-known [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of allylic sulfenates to sulfoxides (the Mislow-Braverman-Evans Rearrangement), propargylic sulfenates to allenic sulfoxides, and of allylic and propargylic sulfinates to the corresponding sulfones. 
    • Diradical cyclization and cycloaromatization of bridged diallenic systems (Garratt-Braverman Cyclization).
    • Electrophilic cyclization of monoallenic systems.
    • Tandem pericyclic reactions.
    • Enediyne models.
    • Heterocumulenes, especially sulfines.
    • Addition of  chalcogen halides to propargylic alcohols.
    •  Regio- and enantioselective bromination and development of new processes of industrial interest. 

    Last Updated Date : 18/05/2022