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AMU iSm2 Service 462
Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20
Phone number
0491 28 2742

   ORCID ID : 0000-0002-2458-3015 




ResearcherID :  B-6774-2012


Twitter : @HerveClavier

Date of entry
Career path

1999-2002 Engineering College of Chemistry (ENSC Rennes), Rennes
2001-2002 Master's degree in Organic Chemistry, University of Rennes I
2002-2005 Ph.D. in chemistry, ENSC Rennes - University of Rennes I, Supervisors Dr. J.-C. Guillemin and Dr. M. Mauduit
2006-2008 Post-doctoral Fellowship, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain, Prof. S. P. Nolan
2009 Senior Researcher, University of St Andrews, UK, Prof. S. P. Nolan

Since Oct 2009 CNRS Researcher, Aix Marseille University

2015 Habilitation (HDR), Aix Marseille University

Research themes

Collaborations and groups

 Current Group:

  • Mariia Savchuk: Ph.D student, 2019-2022, co-direction with Damien Hérault.
  • Yajie Chou: Ph.D student, 2019-2022.
  • Paul Guerin: Ph.D student, 2021-2024, co-direction with Damien Hérault.

Former group members:

  • Dr Joe Massouh: Ph.D. student, 2018-2022, co-direction with Damien Hérault, now works for Ipsomedic in Marseille, France
  • Dr. Lingyu Kong: Ph.D. student, 2016-2019, co-direction with Didier Nuel, now Post-doc in Beijing, China
  • Lucas Bocquin: Student Centrale Marseille, 2018-2019
  • Dr. Bohdan Biletskyi: Ph.D student, co-supervision with Alphonse Tenaglia, 2015-2018, now works at SpiroChem, Switzerland
  • Dr. Rémi Plamont: Post-doc, 2014-2015, now Post-doc in Twente University, Netherlands
  • Dr. Karel Le jeune: Post-doc 2013-2014, now works for Activation, La Ciotat, France
  • Dr. Lionel Graux: Ph.D. student, 2011-2014, co-supervision with Gérard Buono, now works for CordenPharma, Dijon, France
  • Dr. Aymeric Lepronier : Ph.D. student, 2009-2012, co-supervision with Gérard Buono, now works at Sequens, Mantes-la-Jolie, France

Collaborations :

  • Dr. Yves Gimbert & Dr. David Gatineau, University Grenoble Alpes
  • Dr. Denis Lesage, Sorbonne University, Paris
  • Prof. Louis Fensterbank and Dr. Virginie Mouriès-Mansuy, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • Dr. Pierre de Frémont, University of Strasbourg
  • Dr. Marc Mauduit, ENSC Rennes
  • Dr. Rodolphe Jazzar, University of San Diego
  • Prof. Véronique Michelet, University Côte d'Azur
Administrative responsabilities

Member of the laboratory council of iSm2 2012-

Member of scientific board of the faculty of sciences of Aix Marseille University 2016-

Head of the organizing comitee of the chemistry conferences in Marseille 2019-

Publications (63)
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Rhodium(III)‐Catalyzed Aldehyde C−H Activation and Functionalization with Dioxazolones: An Entry to Imide Synthesis

Joe Massouh, Antoine Petrelli, Virginie Bellière‐baca, Damien Hérault, Hervé Clavier, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2022, 364, 831-837. <hal-03577401>

Transition metal complexes bearing atropisomeric saturated NHC ligands

Mariia Savchuk, Lucas Bocquin, Muriel Albalat, Marion Jean, Nicolas Vanthuyne, Paola Nava, Stéphane Humbel, Damien Hérault, Hervé Clavier, Chirality, 2022, 34, 13-26. <hal-03500191>

Cobalt‐Catalyzed Hydroalkynylation of Vinylaziridines

Bohdan Biletskyi, Lingyu Kong, Alphonse Tenaglia, Hervé Clavier, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2021, 363, 2578-2585. <hal-03273319>

Ligand effects in gold-carbonyl complexes: evaluation of the bond dissociation energies using blackbody infrared radiative dissociation

David Gatineau, Héloïse Dossmann, Hervé Clavier, Antony Memboeuf, László Drahos, yves Gimbert, Denis Lesage, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2021. <hal-03142381>

C 1 ‐Symmetric Atropisomeric NHC Palladium(II) Complexes: Synthesis, Resolution and Characterization

Lingyu Kong, yajie Chou, Marion Jean, Muriel Albalat, Nicolas Vanthuyne, Paola Nava, Stéphane Humbel, Hervé Clavier, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2021, 363, 4229-4238. <hal-03338494>

Exploring Phosphine Electronic Effects on Molybdenum Complexes: A Combined Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Energy Decomposition Analysis Study

Héloïse Dossmann, David Gatineau, Hervé Clavier, Antony Memboeuf, Denis Lesage, yves Gimbert, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2020, 124, 8753-8765. <hal-02997117>

From Prochiral N-Heterocyclic Carbenes to Optically Pure Metal Complexes New Opportunities in Asymmetric Catalysis

Lingyu Kong, Jennifer Morvan, Delphine Pichon, Marion Jean, Muriel Albalat, Thomas Vives, Sophie Colombel-Rouen, Michel Giorgi, Vincent Dorcet, Thierry Roisnel, Christophe Crévisy, Didier Nuel, Paola Nava, Stéphane Humbel, Nicolas Vanthuyne, Marc Mauduit, Hervé Clavier, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 93-98. <hal-02442228>

Spiro 1,3-indandiones: intramolecular photochemical reactions of carbonyl groups with carbon-carbon double bonds

Vladimir Lokshin, Hervé Clavier, Vladimir Khodorkovsky, New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 44, 14373-14378. <hal-02909637>

Highly Selective Syn Addition of 1,3-Diones to Internal Ynamides Catalyzed by Zinc Iodide

Rémi Plamont, Lionel V. Graux, Hervé Clavier, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 2018, 1372-1376. <hal-01768371>

Cobalt-catalyzed versus uncatalyzed intramolecular Diels-Alder cycloadditions

Bohdan Biletskyi, Alphonse Tenaglia, Hervé Clavier, Tetrahedron Letters, 2018, 59, 103 - 107. <hal-01768362>


Chapters of books (1)
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Marc Mauduit, Olivier Baslé, Hervé Clavier, Christophe Crévisy, Audrey Denicourt-Nowicki. Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Nucleophilic Addition to Electron-Deficient Alkenes. Paul Knochel; Gary A. Molander. Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II, 4 : Additions to and Substitutions at C-C II-Bonds, Elsevier, 189-341 (Chap.4), 2014, 978-0-08-097743-0. ⟨10.1016/B978-0-08-097742-3.00406-7⟩. ⟨hal-03652895⟩

Patents (1)
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Marc Mauduit, Isabelle Laurent, Hervé Clavier. Ruthenium Carbene Chelate Complexes as Thermally Stable and Active catalysts for Alkene Metathesis. Patent n° : 2008065187. 2008. ⟨hal-00405890⟩