Dr Nicola Bell

  • Research Group Co-ordinator (School of Chemistry)

telephone: 0141 330 5530
email: Nicola.Bell@glasgow.ac.uk

A3-21c, Joseph Black Building, Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7497-9667

Biography

Nicola holds an MChem in Chemistry from Heriot-Watt University where she graduated top of her class and a PhD in Catalyst design from Edinburgh University. After a Doctoral Prize Fellowship with Prof.s Arnold and Love at Edinburgh and a period investigating f-block coordination chemistry Nicola undertook a Research Fellow position at the University of St Andrews with Dr Allan Watson. During this time Nicola developed the ionising cross coupling methodology using earth abundant copper.

Outside of the lab Nicola has a passion for education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Nicola is also an advocate for the use of evidence in policy making and attended Westminster as part of the Voices of the Future program. In 2016 Nicola founded the ECECR conference giving postdocs a chance to present their work and career path in a supportive environment and in 2017 Nicola joined the SciFinder Future Leaders Program. 

Nicola currently acts as the Group Coordinator for the Cronin Group as well as being a Senior Researcher in the team investigating the use of automation in inorganic synthesis. 

Research interests

Nicola is interested in gaining insights in the active catalysts as play in metal-mediated organic transformations to develop catalysts capable of unprecedented reactivity through control and deep understanding of the metal coordination environment of earth abundant metals. 

Nicola is an expert in coordination chemistry and inert environment techniques particularly for the f-block metals. 

Research units

Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2022

Ribó, E. G., Bell, N. L. , Long, D.-l. and Cronin, L. (2022) Engineering highly reduced molybdenum polyoxometalates via the incorporation of d and f block metal ions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 61(21), e202201672. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202201672) (PMID:35257462)

2021

Tze-Kiat Ng, M., Bell, N. L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Facile and reproducible electrochemical synthesis of the giant polyoxomolybdates. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143(48), pp. 20059-20063. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c10198) (PMID:34812622)

Hammer, A. J.S., Leonov, A. I., Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Chemputation and the standardization of chemical informatics. JACS Au, 1(10), pp. 1572-1587. (doi: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00303) (PMCID:PMC8549037)

Kandasamy, B., Lee, E. , Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. and Cronin, L. (2021) Exploring the geometric space of metal-organic polyhedrons (MOPs) of metal-oxo clusters. Inorganic Chemistry, 60(19), pp. 14772-14778. (doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01987) (PMID:34549944) (PMCID:PMC8493551)

Bell, N. L. , Kupper, M. and Cronin, L. (2021) Design of experiments for optimization of polyoxometalate syntheses. Chemistry of Materials, 33(18), pp. 7263-7271. (doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01401)

Pow, R. W., Sinclair, Z. L., Bell, N. L. , Watfa, N., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Enantioselective recognition of racemic amino alcohols in aqueous solution by chiral metal-oxide keplerate {Mo132} cluster capsules. Chemistry: A European Journal, 27(48), pp. 12327-12334. (doi: 10.1002/chem.202100899) (PMID:34196438)

Bell, N. L. et al. (2021) Cu(OTf)2‐mediated cross‐coupling of nitriles and N‐heterocycles with arylboronic acids to generate nitrilium and pyridinium products. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 60(14), pp. 7935-7940. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202016811) (PMID:33449408) (PMCID:PMC8048606)

Lin, C.-G., Hutin, M., Busche, C. , Bell, N. L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Elucidating the paramagnetic interactions of an inorganic–organic hybrid radical-functionalized Mn-Anderson cluster. Dalton Transactions, 50(7), pp. 2350-2353. (doi: 10.1039/D0DT04149A) (PMID:33564815)

She, S., Xuan, W., Bell, N. L. , Pow, R. , Ribo, E. G., Sinclair, Z., Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Peptide sequence mediated self-assembly of molybdenum blue nanowheel superstructures. Chemical Science, 12(7), pp. 2427-2432. (doi: 10.1039/D0SC06098D)

2020

Traustason, H., Bell, N. L. , Caranto, K., Auld, D. C., Lockey, D. T., Kokot, A., Szymanowski, J. E.S., Cronin, L. and Burns, P. C. (2020) Reactivity, formation, and solubility of polyoxometalates pprobed by calorimetry. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(48), pp. 20463-20469. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.0c10133) (PMID:33203207)

Garrido Ribó, E., Bell, N. L. , Xuan, W., Luo, J., Long, D.-L. , Liu, T. and Cronin, L. (2020) Synthesis, assembly, and sizing of neutral, lanthanide substituted molybdenum blue wheels {Mo90Ln10}. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(41), pp. 17508-17514. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.0c07146) (PMID:32965108)

Salley, D. S., Keenan, G. A., Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2020) A modular programmable inorganic cluster discovery robot for the discovery and synthesis of polyoxometalates. ACS Central Science, 6(9), pp. 1587-1593. (doi: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00415) (PMID:32999934) (PMCID:32999934)

Porwol, L., Kowalski, D. J., Henson, A. , Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2020) An autonomous chemical robot discovers the rules of supramolecular chemistry without prior knowledge. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 59(28), pp. 11256-11261. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202000329) (PMID:32419277) (PMCID:PMC7384156)

Pow, R. W., Xuan, W., Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2020) Embedding alkenes within an icosahedral inorganic fullerene {(NH4)42[Mo132O372(L)30(H2O)72]} for trapping volatile organics. Chemical Science, 11(9), pp. 2388-2393. (doi: 10.1039/C9SC06217C)

2018

Bell, N. L. , Shaw, B., Arnold, P. L. and Love, J. B. (2018) Uranyl to uranium(IV) conversion through manipulation of axial and equatorial ligands. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(9), pp. 3378-3384. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b13474)

2017

Arnold, P. L., Stevens, C. J., Bell, N. L. , Lord, R. M., Goldberg, J. M., Nichol, G. S. and Love, J. B. (2017) Multi-electron reduction of sulfur and carbon disulfide using binuclear uranium(iii) borohydride complexes. Chemical Science, 8(5), pp. 3609-3617. (doi: 10.1039/C7SC00382J) (PMID:30155206) (PMCID:PMC6094157)

Pankhurst, J. R., Bell, N. L. , Zegke, M., Platts, L. N., Lamfsus, C. A., Maron, L., Natrajan, L. S., Sproules, S. , Arnold, P. L. and Love, J. B. (2017) Inner-sphere vs. outer-sphere reduction of uranyl supported by a redox-active, donor-expanded dipyrrin. Chemical Science, 8(1), pp. 108-116. (doi: 10.1039/C6SC02912D) (PMID:28451154) (PMCID:PMC5304617)

2016

Bell, N. L. , Arnold, P. L. and Love, J. B. (2016) Controlling uranyl oxo group interactions to group 14 elements using polypyrrolic Schiff-base macrocyclic ligands. Dalton Transactions, 45(40), pp. 15902-15909. (doi: 10.1039/C6DT01948J) (PMID:27356021)

Zheng, X.-J., Bell, N. L. , Stevens, C. J., Zhong, Y.-X., Schreckenbach, G., Arnold, P. L., Love, J. B. and Pan, Q.-J. (2016) Relativistic DFT and experimental studies of mono- and bis-actinyl complexes of an expanded Schiff-base polypyrrole macrocycle. Dalton Transactions, 45(40), pp. 15910-15921. (doi: 10.1039/C6DT01625A) (PMID:27373562)

2015

Bell, N. L. , Maron, L. and Arnold, P. L. (2015) Thorium mono- and bis(imido) complexes made by reprotonation of cyclo-metalated amides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(33), pp. 10492-10495. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b06630) (PMID:26244991)

2014

Arnold, P. L., Bell, N. L. , Marr, I. H., She, S., Hamilton, J., Fraser, C. and Wang, K. (2014) Protonolysis and thermolysis reactions of functionalised NHC-carbene boranes and borates. Dalton Transactions, 43(41), pp. 15419-15428. (doi: 10.1039/C4DT01464B) (PMID:25188908)

Arnold, P. L., Cadenbach, T., Marr, I. H., Fyfe, A. A., Bell, N. L. , Bellabarba, R., Tooze, R. P. and Love, J. B. (2014) Homo- and heteroleptic alkoxycarbene f-element complexes and their reactivity towards acidic N-H and C-H bonds. Dalton Transactions, 43(38), pp. 13436-14358. (doi: 10.1039/C4DT01442A) (PMID:24920060)

2013

Bailey, P. J., Bell, N. L. and Nichol, G. S. (2013) Homoleptic 'sandwich' complexes of substituted tris(methimazolyl)borate ligands with ruthenium, rhodium and palladium. Dalton Transactions, 42(31), pp. 11281-11294. (doi: 10.1039/C3DT51150B) (PMID:23811763)

2012

Bailey, P. J., Bell, N. L. , Nichol, G. S., Parsons, S. and White, F. (2012) Insertion and substitution chemistry at the boron fourth position in charge-neutral zwitterionic tripodal tris(methimazolyl)borate ligands. Inorganic Chemistry, 51(6), pp. 3677-3689. (doi: 10.1021/ic202618p) (PMID:22376269)

2011

Bailey, P. J., Bell, N. L. , Gim, L. L., Yucheng, T., Funnell, N., White, F. and Parsons, S. (2011) “Twisted” scorpionates: synthesis of a tris(2-pyridonyl)borate (Thp) ligand; lessons in the requirements for successful B(L2D)3 type ligands. Chemical Communications, 47(42), pp. 11659-11661. (doi: 10.1039/C1CC14473A) (PMID:21959268)

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Ribó, E. G., Bell, N. L. , Long, D.-l. and Cronin, L. (2022) Engineering highly reduced molybdenum polyoxometalates via the incorporation of d and f block metal ions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 61(21), e202201672. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202201672) (PMID:35257462)

Tze-Kiat Ng, M., Bell, N. L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Facile and reproducible electrochemical synthesis of the giant polyoxomolybdates. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143(48), pp. 20059-20063. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c10198) (PMID:34812622)

Hammer, A. J.S., Leonov, A. I., Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Chemputation and the standardization of chemical informatics. JACS Au, 1(10), pp. 1572-1587. (doi: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00303) (PMCID:PMC8549037)

Kandasamy, B., Lee, E. , Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. and Cronin, L. (2021) Exploring the geometric space of metal-organic polyhedrons (MOPs) of metal-oxo clusters. Inorganic Chemistry, 60(19), pp. 14772-14778. (doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01987) (PMID:34549944) (PMCID:PMC8493551)

Bell, N. L. , Kupper, M. and Cronin, L. (2021) Design of experiments for optimization of polyoxometalate syntheses. Chemistry of Materials, 33(18), pp. 7263-7271. (doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01401)

Pow, R. W., Sinclair, Z. L., Bell, N. L. , Watfa, N., Abul-Haija, Y. M. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Enantioselective recognition of racemic amino alcohols in aqueous solution by chiral metal-oxide keplerate {Mo132} cluster capsules. Chemistry: A European Journal, 27(48), pp. 12327-12334. (doi: 10.1002/chem.202100899) (PMID:34196438)

Bell, N. L. et al. (2021) Cu(OTf)2‐mediated cross‐coupling of nitriles and N‐heterocycles with arylboronic acids to generate nitrilium and pyridinium products. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 60(14), pp. 7935-7940. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202016811) (PMID:33449408) (PMCID:PMC8048606)

Lin, C.-G., Hutin, M., Busche, C. , Bell, N. L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Elucidating the paramagnetic interactions of an inorganic–organic hybrid radical-functionalized Mn-Anderson cluster. Dalton Transactions, 50(7), pp. 2350-2353. (doi: 10.1039/D0DT04149A) (PMID:33564815)

She, S., Xuan, W., Bell, N. L. , Pow, R. , Ribo, E. G., Sinclair, Z., Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2021) Peptide sequence mediated self-assembly of molybdenum blue nanowheel superstructures. Chemical Science, 12(7), pp. 2427-2432. (doi: 10.1039/D0SC06098D)

Traustason, H., Bell, N. L. , Caranto, K., Auld, D. C., Lockey, D. T., Kokot, A., Szymanowski, J. E.S., Cronin, L. and Burns, P. C. (2020) Reactivity, formation, and solubility of polyoxometalates pprobed by calorimetry. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(48), pp. 20463-20469. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.0c10133) (PMID:33203207)

Garrido Ribó, E., Bell, N. L. , Xuan, W., Luo, J., Long, D.-L. , Liu, T. and Cronin, L. (2020) Synthesis, assembly, and sizing of neutral, lanthanide substituted molybdenum blue wheels {Mo90Ln10}. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(41), pp. 17508-17514. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.0c07146) (PMID:32965108)

Salley, D. S., Keenan, G. A., Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2020) A modular programmable inorganic cluster discovery robot for the discovery and synthesis of polyoxometalates. ACS Central Science, 6(9), pp. 1587-1593. (doi: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00415) (PMID:32999934) (PMCID:32999934)

Porwol, L., Kowalski, D. J., Henson, A. , Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2020) An autonomous chemical robot discovers the rules of supramolecular chemistry without prior knowledge. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 59(28), pp. 11256-11261. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202000329) (PMID:32419277) (PMCID:PMC7384156)

Pow, R. W., Xuan, W., Long, D.-L. , Bell, N. L. and Cronin, L. (2020) Embedding alkenes within an icosahedral inorganic fullerene {(NH4)42[Mo132O372(L)30(H2O)72]} for trapping volatile organics. Chemical Science, 11(9), pp. 2388-2393. (doi: 10.1039/C9SC06217C)

Bell, N. L. , Shaw, B., Arnold, P. L. and Love, J. B. (2018) Uranyl to uranium(IV) conversion through manipulation of axial and equatorial ligands. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(9), pp. 3378-3384. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b13474)

Arnold, P. L., Stevens, C. J., Bell, N. L. , Lord, R. M., Goldberg, J. M., Nichol, G. S. and Love, J. B. (2017) Multi-electron reduction of sulfur and carbon disulfide using binuclear uranium(iii) borohydride complexes. Chemical Science, 8(5), pp. 3609-3617. (doi: 10.1039/C7SC00382J) (PMID:30155206) (PMCID:PMC6094157)

Pankhurst, J. R., Bell, N. L. , Zegke, M., Platts, L. N., Lamfsus, C. A., Maron, L., Natrajan, L. S., Sproules, S. , Arnold, P. L. and Love, J. B. (2017) Inner-sphere vs. outer-sphere reduction of uranyl supported by a redox-active, donor-expanded dipyrrin. Chemical Science, 8(1), pp. 108-116. (doi: 10.1039/C6SC02912D) (PMID:28451154) (PMCID:PMC5304617)

Bell, N. L. , Arnold, P. L. and Love, J. B. (2016) Controlling uranyl oxo group interactions to group 14 elements using polypyrrolic Schiff-base macrocyclic ligands. Dalton Transactions, 45(40), pp. 15902-15909. (doi: 10.1039/C6DT01948J) (PMID:27356021)

Zheng, X.-J., Bell, N. L. , Stevens, C. J., Zhong, Y.-X., Schreckenbach, G., Arnold, P. L., Love, J. B. and Pan, Q.-J. (2016) Relativistic DFT and experimental studies of mono- and bis-actinyl complexes of an expanded Schiff-base polypyrrole macrocycle. Dalton Transactions, 45(40), pp. 15910-15921. (doi: 10.1039/C6DT01625A) (PMID:27373562)

Bell, N. L. , Maron, L. and Arnold, P. L. (2015) Thorium mono- and bis(imido) complexes made by reprotonation of cyclo-metalated amides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(33), pp. 10492-10495. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b06630) (PMID:26244991)

Arnold, P. L., Bell, N. L. , Marr, I. H., She, S., Hamilton, J., Fraser, C. and Wang, K. (2014) Protonolysis and thermolysis reactions of functionalised NHC-carbene boranes and borates. Dalton Transactions, 43(41), pp. 15419-15428. (doi: 10.1039/C4DT01464B) (PMID:25188908)

Arnold, P. L., Cadenbach, T., Marr, I. H., Fyfe, A. A., Bell, N. L. , Bellabarba, R., Tooze, R. P. and Love, J. B. (2014) Homo- and heteroleptic alkoxycarbene f-element complexes and their reactivity towards acidic N-H and C-H bonds. Dalton Transactions, 43(38), pp. 13436-14358. (doi: 10.1039/C4DT01442A) (PMID:24920060)

Bailey, P. J., Bell, N. L. and Nichol, G. S. (2013) Homoleptic 'sandwich' complexes of substituted tris(methimazolyl)borate ligands with ruthenium, rhodium and palladium. Dalton Transactions, 42(31), pp. 11281-11294. (doi: 10.1039/C3DT51150B) (PMID:23811763)

Bailey, P. J., Bell, N. L. , Nichol, G. S., Parsons, S. and White, F. (2012) Insertion and substitution chemistry at the boron fourth position in charge-neutral zwitterionic tripodal tris(methimazolyl)borate ligands. Inorganic Chemistry, 51(6), pp. 3677-3689. (doi: 10.1021/ic202618p) (PMID:22376269)

Bailey, P. J., Bell, N. L. , Gim, L. L., Yucheng, T., Funnell, N., White, F. and Parsons, S. (2011) “Twisted” scorpionates: synthesis of a tris(2-pyridonyl)borate (Thp) ligand; lessons in the requirements for successful B(L2D)3 type ligands. Chemical Communications, 47(42), pp. 11659-11661. (doi: 10.1039/C1CC14473A) (PMID:21959268)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 28 09:19:04 2022 BST.

Grants

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship

Fellow

Ligand design for f-block stabilisation

2012-2014  

 

EPSRC Standard Grant (EP/M010554/1)

Co-I Researcher

Actinide Polyoxo Complexes

2014-2018  

Teaching

Lecturing & Assessment (UoE)

  • Syllabus development including selecting teaching strategy and identification of KLOs.
  • Delivering lectures for the 2nd Year Environmental Chemistry course at Edinburgh.
  • Writing and marking summative exams including sitting on exam panel. Tutorials
  • Small group tutoring 2010-2017:
  • Chemistry 1a, 1b & 2b (Physical and Inorganic sections)
  • Chemistry for Biologists & Engineers
  • Writing formative tutorial question sets and answer guides and using Blackboard LMS. Lab Supervision
  • Developing teaching lab manual & demonstrator guidance (2nd year teaching labs).
  • Laboratory demonstrating 2009-2012 (2nd Year Chemists).
  • Developing & supervising MChem & BSc research projects.

Development and Recognition

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
  • CPD to develop skills further includes:
    • Mentoring by senior chemistry teaching fellow and pedagogy academic.
    • Pedagogical courses on topics including ‘Designing courses’, ‘Delivering effective tutorials’ and ‘Marking and providing feedback’.