Faculty & Staff
Kjirsten A. Wayman, Professor
Organic Chemistry, Plant Secondary Compounds, Chemotaxonomy of Plants
- PhD (2000) University of Colorado, Boulder
- BS (1994) University of California, Santa Barbara
- Organic Chemistry
- Brief Organic Chemistry
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
- General Chemistry
Summary of Research
My research interests focus on the use of secondary compounds to study chemotaxonomy and hybridization among related plant species. Currently, this includes analyzing the floral fragrance composition in local Trillium species, and the volatile leaf compounds of Abies concolor and Abies grandis to probe their distribution in the Klamath Mountain region.
- Kjirsten A. Wayman, Peter J. de Lange, Lesley Larsen, Catherine E. Sansom, Nigel B. Perry, "Chemotaxonomy of Pseudowintera: Sesquiterpene dialdehyde variants are species markers", Phytochemistry 2010, 71, 766-772.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistry, by Ian Guch, Kjirsten Wayman, Alpha Books, Copyright 2007.
- William F. Wood, Joshua Smith, Kjirsten A. Wayman, David Largent, "Indole and 3- Chloroindole: The Source of the Disagreeable Odor of Hygrophorus paupertinus", Mycologia 2003, 95, 807-808.
- Kjirsten A. Wayman, Tarek Sammakia, "O-Nucleophilic Amino-Alcohol Acyl Transfer Catalysts: the Effect of Acidity of the Hydroxyl Group on the Activity of the Catalyst", Organic Letters 2003, 5(22), 4105-4108