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Northwest Missouri State University

Michael Hull

Michael Hull



1410 CIE


660.562.1188 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2009

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry; University of Notre Dame, 2009
  • B.S. Chemistry; Bob Jones University, 2004

Courses Taught

  • 24-112/113 General Chemistry and Lab
  • 24-114/115 General Chemistry I and Lab
  • 24-117 General Chemistry II Lab
  • 24-435 Chemistry Internship
  • 24-499 Special Investigations in Chemistry
  • 24-552/555 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Lab

Academic Interests

  • Periodic properties
  • Structure-properties relationships
  • Molecular orbital theory
  • Germanium nanoclusters
  • Catalytic uses chiral amides
  • Metal Nanoclusters
  • Organometallic catalysis

Scholarly Activity

  • Hull, M. W.; Sevov, S. C. (2012). “Developing Organo-Zintl Deltahedral Clusters as Ligands for Coordination to Transition-Metals Via Their Organic Tethers”  Journal of Organometallic Chemistry  2012, 721, 85.
  • Hull, M. W.; Sevov, S. C. (2012). “The Water Compatibility and Organic Transformations of Organo-Zintl Deltahedral Clusters”  Chemical Communications  2012, 48, 7720. 
  • Hull, M. W.; Sevov, S. C. (2009). "Functionalization of Nine-Atom Deltahedral Zintl Ions with Organic Substituents: Detailed Studies of the Reactions" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 9026.
  • Hull, M. W.; Sevov, S. C. (2007). "Organo-Zintl Clusters Soluble in Conventional Organic Solvents: Setting the Stage for Organo-Zintl Cluster Chemistry" Inorganic Chemistry, 46, 10953.
  • Hull, M. W.; Sevov, S. C. (2007). "Addition of Alkenes to Deltahedral Zintl Clusters by Reaction with Alkynes: Synthesis and Structure of [Fc-CH=CH-Ge9-CH=CH-Fc]2-, an Organo-Zintl-Organometallic Anion" Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 46, 6695.
  • Goicechea, J. M.; Hull, M. W.; Sevov, S. C. (2007). "Heteroatomic Deltahedral Clusters: Synthesis and Structures of closo-[Bi3Ni4(CO)6]3-, closo-[Bi4Ni4(CO)6]2-, the Open Cluster [Bi3Ni6(CO)9]3-, and the Intermetalloid closo-[Nix@{Bi6Ni6(CO)8}]4-" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 7885.
  • Hull, M. W.; Ugrinov, A.; Petrov, I.; Sevov, S. C. (2007) "Alkylation of Deltahedral Zintl Clusters: Synthesis of [R-Ge9-Ge9-R]4- (R = tBu, sBu, nBu, tAm) and Structure of [tBu-Ge9-Ge9-tBu]4-" Inorganic Chemistry, 46, 2704.
  • Brown, S. N.; Chu, E. T.; Hull, M. W.; Noll, B. C. (2005) "Electronic Dissymmetry in Chiral Recognition" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127, 16011.

Student Group Advisement

  • Chemistry
  • Nanoscale Science
  • Chemistry Education
  • Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS)

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the American Chemical Society


  • Woodworking
  • Gardening