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AMU iSm2 Service 561
Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20
Phone number
0491 28 91 79
Date of entry
PhD subject
Valence Bond method with Breathng Orbitals
Career path

Career path

  • Studies at Orsay university
  • PhD on the Valence Bond method at Orsay university (supervisor P.C. Hiberty) 1992-1995
  • Postdoc on the ONIOM method at Emory university (with K. Morokuma) (1995-1996)
  • Ass. Prof at Reims University between (1996-2002)
  • Prof at Marseille (since 2002)



Teaching and related

L1 PC et Bio (Aix) : Atomistique
L2 : Intr. Phys et Chimie Quantique
L3 : Symétrie
M1 Chimie : Laboratoire de modélisation

Research themes

Research topics

Chemical bonding

VB methods

Reaction mechanisms

Electron delocalization


Publications (57)
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Do Platinum(II) and Palladium(II) Phosphinito Phosphinous Acids Generate the Same Type of Reactive Intermediate in Alkyne Coordination? A Gas-Phase Study with Phenylethyne and Propargyl Acetate

Magdalena Karanik, Denis Lesage, Yves Gimbert, Paola Nava, Stéphane Humbel, Laurent Giordano, Gérard Buono, Jean-Claude Tabet, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 4814 - 4821. <hal-01450817>

Dissociation characteristics of alpha,omega-dihydride poly(dimethylsiloxane) ammonium adducts generated by electrospray ionization

Thierry Fouquet, Stéphane Humbel, Laurence Charles, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2011, 306, 70--76. <hal-01460286>

Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Trimethylsilyl-Terminated Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Ammonium Adducts Generated by Electrospray Ionization

Thierry Fouquet, Stéphane Humbel, Laurence Charles, Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2011, 22, 649--658. <hal-01460288>

InIII-Catalysed Tandem C-C and C-O Bond Formation between Phenols and Allylic Acetates

Vito Vece, Jérémy Ricci, Sophie Poulain-Martini, Paola Nava, Yannick Carissan, Stéphane Humbel, Elisabet Duñach, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 2010, 6239 - 6248. <hal-01447589>

Role of the Adducted Cation in the Release of Nitroxide End Group of Controlled Polymer in Mass Spectrometry

M. Mazarin, M., Girod, S. Viel, T. Phan, S. Marque, S. Humbel, L. Charles Macromolecules 2009, 42, 1849-1859

Modelling the two-dimensional polymerization of 1,4 benzene diboronic acid (BDBA) on Ag surface

M. Sassi, V. Oison, J.M. Debierre, S. Humbel ChemPhysChem 2009, 10, 2480-2485.

A theoretical and NMR experimental study of N1,N3-di(3-aminoacridin-6- yl)-isophthalamide and N2,N6-di(3-aminoacridin-6-yl)-2,6- dicarboxamide

Y. Benchabane, G. Boyer, S. Humbel, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero Journal of Molecular Structure, 2009, 928, 132-137

Gas-Phase Study of Phenylacetylene and Norbornadiene on a Palladium(II) Phosphinous Acid Complex: Importance of the Order of Introduction of the Organic Partners

Reddy Thota, Denis Lesage, Yves Gimbert, Laurent Giordano, Stéphane Humbel, Anne Milet, Gérard Buono, Jean-Claude Tabet, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 2735 - 2743. <hal-01658984>

Labile ligands on some Lewis super acids: a computational study

Paola Nava, Yannick Carissan, Stéphane Humbel, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2009, 11. <hal-01447594>

Differentiation of heterocyclic regioisomers: a combined tandem mass spectrometry and computational study of N-acridin-4-ylbenzylamide and N-acridin-2-ylbenzylamide

A. Tintaru, Y. Benchabane, G. Boyer, S. Humbel, L. Charles - Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2008, 22, 687-693.


Oral or poster communication (1)
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Yannick Carissan, Denis Hagebaum-Reignier, Nicolas Goudard, Stéphane Humbel. HuLiS a program to recast molecular orbital wave functions into Lewis structures. 5th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences, May 2016, Athènes, Greece. ⟨hal-01408046⟩

Chapters of books (1)
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Yannick Carissan, Goudard Nicolas, Denis Hagebaum-Reignier, Stéphane Humbel. Localized Structures at the Hückel Level, a Hückel-Derived Valence Bond Method. Applications of Topological Methods in Molecular Chemistry, 2016. ⟨hal-02095737⟩