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Kevin Paulsen

Biography

B.A. Anthropology 1980, California State University,

                                        Long Beach

B.A. Chemistry 1985, Sonoma State University

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Physical Science (California)

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Biological Science (California)

S. D. A. I. E. Certificate

Mr. Paulsen has taught at University High in the Science department since 1985.  He was a Partners in Science research fellow at UCLA in the department of Chemistry, and a partner teacher in the UCLA SEE-LA/National Science Foundation GK-12 program. He is currently an adjunct instructor at UCLA in the CalTeach program.

His research interests include a "green" solvent-free synthesis of acetylsalicylic acid and related compounds using various catalysts, Liesegang rings, growing minerals in gel matrices, and the complete synthesis and analysis of potassium trisoxalatoferrate(III) trihydrate.  Mr. Paulsen has also participated in archaeological excavations in Northern and Southern California, Benin, and Israel.

Publications:

"Tetrahydrofuran-Mediated Radical Processes: Stereoselective Synthesis of d,l-Hexestrol", Melikyan, G.G.; Sepanian, S.; Riahi, B.; Villena, F.; Jerome, J.; Ahrens, B.; McClain, R.; Matchett, J.; Scanlon, S.; Abrenica, E.; Paulsen, K.; Hardcastle, K. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2003683(2) pp. 324-330.

"Hydroalumination-Brominolysis of Vinylacetylenic Alcohols: A Novel Entry to E- and Z-Bromodienols and Bromoallenols", Gharabian, H.; Palikyan, G.; Badanyan, Sh. H.; Paulsen, K.; Melikyan, G.G. Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2000, 83 pp. 3291-3294.

Class Schedule

Period 1     Advanced Placement Environmental

                  Science

Period 2     Honors Chemistry

Period 4     Advanced Placement Chemistry

Period 5     Honors Chemistry

Period 6     Honors Chemistry

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