Back to top


Portrait de Prof. Alexandre Martinez
AMU iSm2 Service 462
Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20



2004: PhD Thesis : Synthesis of new macrocyclic chiral manganese(III) Schiff bases as catalysts for the asymmetric  epoxidation of olefins: Supervision: Dr. B. Meunier and Dr C. Hemmert. Chair of thesis committee: Pr. H. Kagan
2004 – 2005: Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Genève (Pr. J. Lacour)
2005 – 2006: Graduate Teaching Assistant – IUFM of Nice - University of Toulon
2006 – 2014: Associated Professor, Organic Chemistry, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
2014 - : Professor, Ecole Centrale de Marseille

2013: HDR – École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Chair of the committee: Pr. M. Sallé
2000: Agregation (national teacher exam) Physical Chemistry


Ecole Centrale de Marseille : (first and second years)
Lecture : Bio-Organic chemistry, Bio-inorganic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry
Problem classes : organic chemistry, structures and molecular properties 
Lab class : organic chemistry 21 h


- Supramolecular chemistry
- Supramolecular catalysis
-  Supramolecular recognition of biologically active compounds
- Chemistry of Hemicryptophanes
- Chemistry of aza- and proaza-phosphatrane

Publications (85)
RéférenceRésumé graphique
High-Relaxivity Gd(III)–Hemicryptophane Complex

Estelle Godart, Augustin Long, Roselyne Rosas, Gilles Lemercier, Marion Jean, Sebastien Leclerc, Sabine Bouguet-Bonnet, Célia Godfrin, Laure-Lise Chapellet, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Alexandre Martinez, Organic Letters, 2019, 21, 1999-2003. <hal-02092702>
General methodology for the chemoselective N-alkylation of (2,2,6,6)-tetramethylpiperidin-4-ol: Contribution of microwave irradiation

Romain Membrat, Alexandre Vasseur, Laurent Giordano, Alexandre Martinez, Didier Nuel, Tetrahedron Letters, 2019, 60, 240-243. <hal-01969189>
Verkade's Superbase as an Organocatalyst for the Strecker Reaction

Jian Yang, Bastien Chatelet, Fabio Ziarelli, Véronique Dufaud, Damien Hérault, Alexandre Martinez, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 2018, 6328-6332. <hal-02079946>
Helical Chirality Induces a Substrate-Selectivity Switch in Carbohydrates Recognitions

Augustin Long, Olivier Perraud, Muriel Albalat, Vincent Robert, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Alexandre Martinez, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 83, 6301 - 6306. <hal-01896109>
Synthesis of chiral supramolecular bisphosphinite palladacycles through hydrogen transfer-promoted self-assembly process

Alexandre Vasseur, Romain Membrat, Davide Palpacelli, Michel Giorgi, Didier Nuel, Laurent Giordano, Alexandre Martinez, Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 10132 - 10135. <hal-01870774>
Phosphinous Acid Platinum Complex as Robust Catalyst for Oxidation: Comparison with Palladium and Mechanistic Investigations

Romain Membrat, Alexandre Vasseur, Alexandre Martinez, Laurent Giordano, Didier Nuel, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 2018, 5427-5434. <hal-01905995>
A hemicryptophane with a triple-stranded helical structure

Augustin Long, Olivier Perraud, Erwann Jeanneau, Christophe Aronica, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Alexandre Martinez, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 14, 1885 - 1889. <hal-01900425>
Zinc-Azatrane Complexes as Efficient Catalysts for the Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Cyclic Carbonates

Benjamin Bousquet, Alexandre Martinez, Véronique Dufaud, ChemCatChem, 2018, 10, 843-848. <hal-02091940>
Positive Cooperative Effect in Ion‐Pair Recognition by a Tris‐urea Hemicryptophane Cage

Alexandre Martinez, Magalie Delecluse, Cédric Colomban, Delphine Moraleda, Innocenzo de Riggi, Françoise Duprat, Sabine Michaud-Chevallier, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Bastien Chatelet, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2018. <hal-02098293>
Enantiopure C 1 -Cyclotriveratrylene with a Reversed Spatial Arrangement of the Substituents

Augustin Long, Cédric Colomban, Marion Jean, Muriel Albalat, Nicolas Vanthuyne, Michel Giorgi, Lorenzo Di Bari, Marcin Górecki, Jean-Pierre Jean, Alexandre Martinez, Organic Letters, 2018, 21, 160-165. <hal-02098280>


Chapitres d'ouvrages (1)
RéférenceRésumé graphique
T. Brotin, Alexandre Martinez, Jean-Pierre Dutasta. Water-soluble cryptophanes: design and properties. Calixarenes and Beyond, 2016. ⟨hal-02104045⟩