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Dr. Revital Cohen is a Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences Group at Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv office.

Revital’s practice includes drafting patent applications, patent prosecution, writing freedom-to-operate, clearance and invalidity opinions and she specializes in the areas of pharmaceuticals, chemistry (organic, organometallic, computational, and medicinal) and biology.

Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Revital worked as a scientist at EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Computational Drug Discovery. She also worked as a staff scientist at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Chemical Research Support, Computational Chemistry Unit, and as a postdoctoral fellow in Theoretical Chemistry at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.


  • Israel Patent Office


Weizmann Institute of Science, Ph.D. Computational & Experimental Organometallic Chemistry, 2004

Weizmann Institute of Science, M.S. Organometallic Chemistry, 2000

Tel-Aviv University, B.Sc. Chemistry (summa cum laude), 1997


English & Hebrew


Mark Iron, Revital Cohen and Boris Rybtchinski. On the Unexpectedly Stability of the Dianion of Perylene Diimide in Water. A computational Study. J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 2047-2056.
Montag M, Efremenko I, Cohen R, Leitus G, Shimon LJ, Diskin-Posner Y, Ben-David Y, Martin JM, Milstein D. The impact of weak C-H••••Rh interactions on the structure and reactivity of trans-[Rh(CO)2(phosphine)2]+: an experimental and theoretical examination. Chemistry. 2008;14(27):8183-94.
Shirman E, Ustinov A, Ben-Shitrit N, Weissman H, Iron MA, Cohen R, Rybtchinski B. Stable aromatic dianion in water. J Phys Chem B. 2008 Jul 31;112(30):8855-8. Epub 2008 Jul 3.
Schwartsburd L, Cohen R, Konstantinovski L, Milstein D. A pincer-type anionic platinum(0) complex. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2008;47(19):3603-6.
Cohen R, Zeiri Y, Wurzberg E, Kosloff R. Mechanism of thermal unimolecular decomposition of TNT (2,4,6-trinitrotoluene): a DFT study. J Phys Chem A. 2007 Nov 1;111(43):11074-83. Epub 2007 Oct 4.
Zenkina O, Altman M, Leitus G, Shimon LJW, Cohen R, van der Boom ME. From azobenzene coordination to aryl-halide bond activation by platinum. Organometallics. 2007 Jul 27;26(18):4528-34.
Rajasingh P, Cohen R, Shirman E, Shimon LJ, Rybtchinski B. Selective bromination of perylene diimides under mild conditions. J Org Chem, 2007 Aug 3;72(16):5973-9. Epub 2007 Jun 30. 
Bukhaltsev E, Goldberg I, Cohen R, Vigalok A. Tunable π-interactions in monomeric organozinc complexes: solution and solid-state studies. Organometallics. 2007 Jul 7;26(16):4015-20.
Montag M, Schwartsburd L, Cohen R, Leitus G, Ben-David Y, Martin JM, Milstein D. The unexpected role of CO in C-H oxidative addition by a cationic rhodium(I) complex. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2007;46(11):1901-4.
Altman M, Gupta T, Zubkov T, Cohen R, van der Boom ME. Self-assembled monolayer and multilayer films for non-volatile memories and chemical sensors. PMSE Preprints. 2007;96:890-2.
Gupta T, Cohen R, Evmenenko G, Dutta P, van der Boom ME. Reversible redox-based optical sensing of parts per million levels of nitrosyl cation in organic solvents by osmium chromophore-based monolayers. J Phys Chem C. 2007;111(12):4655-60.
Cohen R, Stokbro K, Martin JML, Ratner MA. Charge transport in conjugated aromatic molecular junctions: molecular conjugation and molecule-electrode coupling. J Phys Chem C. 2007;111(40):14893-902.
Weissman H, Shirman E, Ben-Moshe T, Cohen R, Leitus G, Shimon LJ, Rybtchinski B. Palladium complexes of perylene diimides: strong fluorescence despite direct attachment of late transition metals to organic dyes. Inorg Chem. 2007 Jun 11;46(12):4790-2. Epub 2007 May 16.
Andrews DQ, Cohen R, Van Duyne RP, Ratner MA. Single molecule electron transport junctions: charging and geometric effects on conductance. J Chem Phys. 2006 Nov 7;125(17):174718.
Ben-Ari E, Cohen R, Gandelman M, Shimon LJW, Martin JML, Milstein D. ortho C-H activation of haloarenes and anisole by an electron-rich iridium(I) complex: mechanism and origin of regio- and chemoselectivity. An experimental and theoretical study. Organometallics. 2006 May 17;25(13):3190-210. 
Basch H, Cohen R, Ratner MA. Interface geometry and molecular junction conductance: geometric fluctuation and stochastic switching. Nano Lett. 2005 Sep;5(9):1668-75.
Cohen R, Weitz E, Martin JML, Ratner MA. Arene hapticity in (C6H6)Cr(CO)n (n=1–5) complexes: a DFT study of singlet and triplet energy surfaces. Organometallics. 2004 Apr 9;23(10):2315-25.
Cohen R, Martin JML, Milstein D. Mechanism of the methylene transfer reaction. C-C activation and reductive elimination in one system. A DFT study. Organometallics. 2004 Apr 7;23(10):2336-42.
Cohen R, Graves CR, Nguyen ST, Martin JM, Ratner MA. The mechanism of aluminum-catalyzed Meerwein-Schmidt-Ponndorf-Verley reduction of carbonyls to alcohols. J Am Chem Soc. 2004 Nov 17;126(45):14796-803.
Cohen R, Rybtchinski B, Gandelman M, Rozenberg H, Martin JM, Milstein D. Metallacarbenes from diazoalkanes: an experimental and computational study of the reaction mechanism. J Am Chem Soc. 2003 May 28;125(21):6532-46.
Rybtchinski B, Cohen R, Ben-David Y, Martin JM, Milstein D. Aromatic vs aliphatic C-H bond activation by rhodium(I) as a function of agostic interactions: catalytic H/D exchange between olefins and methanol or water. J Am Chem Soc. 2003 Sep 10;125(36):11041-50.
Cohen R, Rybtchinski B, Gandelman M, Shimon LJ, Martin JM, Milstein D. Novel azine reactivity: facile N-N bond cleavage, C-H activation, and N-N coupling mediated by RhI. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2003 Apr 29;42(17):1949-52.
Cohen R, van der Boom ME, Shimon LJ, Rozenberg H, Milstein D. The methylene transfer reaction: synthetic and mechanistic aspects of a unique C-C coupling and C-C bond activation sequence. J Am Chem Soc. 2000 Jul 27;122(32):7723-34.