Gamini Gunawardena

Faculty Member

Gamini Gunawardena

Education

Ph D, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, 1993

Major: Organic Chemistry

MS, BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, 1987

Major: Organic Chemistry

B. Sc.(Honors), UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA, 1981

Major: Chemistry, Botany, Zoology

Teaching

CHEM 495R

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry, Spring 2022

CHEM 2310

Organic Chemistry I, Spring 2022

CHEM 2320

Organic Chemistry II, Spring 2022

Presentations

Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , 205th American Chemical Society National Meeting, "3-Carbon Annulations via 4-Hydroxycyclopentenones and Diketene_ An Efficient Route to Diquinane Diones", Denver, CO. (March, 1993)
Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , Fisher, P.V. , Mitchell, S. , 205th American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Photochemical Ring-Contraction of Fused Bicyclic 4-Pyrones: A Novel Two-step Cyclopentannulation Approac", Denver, CO. (March, 1993)
Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , 205th American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Tandem Enamine Michael Additions to 4-Mesyloxycyclopentenones: Bridged Tricyclic Skeletons via a Net 3+2 Construction", Denver, CO. (March, 1993)
Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , Gordon Research Conference - Natural Products,, "Pseudocine Substitution Reactions of 4-Mesyloxy-2,3-cyclopenten-1-ones", New Hampton, NH. (July, 1992)
Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , 203rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Pseudocine Substitution Reactions of 4-Mesyloxy-2,3-cyclopenten-1-ones", San Francisco, CA. (April, 1992)
Gunawardena, Gamini , Nitrones, T.H. , Annual Meeting of Ohio Academy of Science, "Regio- and Stereochemical Studies on 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Conjugated Nitrones to , -Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds", Canton, OH. (April, 1987)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Gunawardena, Gamini , Arif, A.M , West, F.G. , (1997) "Tandem Enamine Michael Additions to 4-(Mesyloxy)cyclopentenones: Bridged Tricyclic Skeletons via a Net [3 + 2] Construction" (Issue: 119). J. Am. Chem. Soc.
Gunawardena, Gamini , Grissom, J.W. , Klinberg, D. , Huang, D. , (1996) "The Chemistry of Enediynes, Enyne Allenes and Related Systems" (Issue: 52). Tetrahedron.
Gunawardena, Gamini , Grissom, J.W. , (1995) "Intermolecular Reaction of Nitroxide Radicals with Biradical Intermediates Generated From Aromatic Enediynes" (Issue: 36). Tetrahedron Lett.
Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , Fisher, P.V. , Mitchell, S. , (1993) "Photochemical Ring Contraction of Fused Bicyclic 4-Pyrones: A Novel 2-Step Cyclopentannulation Approach" (Issue: 34). Tetrahedron Lett.
Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , (1993) "Pseudo-cine Rearrangements via Internal Delivery. Formal Cyclopentadienone-Ketone Michael Adducts from 4-Hydroxycyclopentenones" (Issue: 58). J. Org. Chem.
Gunawardena, Gamini , West, F.G. , (1993) "Pseudo-cine Substitution of 4-Mesyloxy-2-cyclopentenones: An Efficient route to 2, 4-Disubstituted 2-Cyclopentenones" (Issue: 58). J. Org. Chem.

Awards

Distinguished Faculty Award

Utah Valley University

Outstanding Instructor Award

Utah Valley University