Dr. Nancy Watfa

Phone:   0141 330 7039
I received my PhD under supervision of Prof. Emmanuel Cadot and Sebastien Floquet at University of Versailles in 2015. My dissertation has concentrated upon fully understanding the solution behaviour of polyoxometalate (POM) using 1H DOSY NMR. Then, make use of our solution study to build organized POM-based functional materials exhibiting liquid crystal properties.

In 2016, I joined the Cronin group as post doctoral research associate where I am interested in the assembly of new POMs using different cations as well as investigation the host-guest chemistry of POMs using DOSY methodology.

Group Publications

2. Ligand-Directed Template Assembly for the Construction of Gigantic Molybdenum Blue Wheels, W. Xuan, R. Pow, Q. Zheng, N. Watfa, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019
1. Stereoselective Assembly of Gigantic Chiral Molybdenum Blue Wheels Using Lanthanide ions and Amino Acids, W. Xuan, R. Pow, N. Watfa, Q. Zheng, A. J. Surman, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 1242-1250