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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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Recent Developments in the [5+2] Cycloaddition

Helene Pellissier, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2018, 360, 1551-1583. <hal-01715466>

Cobalt-catalyzed versus uncatalyzed intramolecular Diels-Alder cycloadditions

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

Bond Dissociation Energies of Carbonyl Gold Complexes: a New Descriptor of Ligand Effects in Gold(I) Complexes?

David Gatineau, Denis Lesage, Hervé Clavier, Heloise Dossmann, Chen-Hui Chan, Anne Milet, Antony Memboeuf, Richard B Cole, Yves Gimbert, Dalton Transactions, 2018, 47, 15497-15505. <hal-01889096>

Cobalt(III)-catalysed C–H allylation with vinylaziridines

Lingyu Kong, Bohdan Biletskyi, Didier Nuel, Hervé Clavier, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 2018, 5, 1600 - 1603. <hal-01816352>

Synthesis of Gold(I) Complexes Bearing Verkade's Superbases

Bastien Chatelet, Paola Nava, Hervé Clavier, Alexandre Martinez, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 2017, 4311 - 4316. <hal-01651052>

[2+1] Cycloaddition Affording Methylene-and Vinylidenecyclopropane Derivatives: A Journey around the Reactivity of Metal- Phosphinito-Phosphinous Acid Complexes

Hervé Clavier, Gérard Buono, Chemical Record, 2017, 17, 399-414. <hal-01591163>

[RuCl2(η6-p-cymene)] complexes bearing phosphinous acid ligands: preparation, application in C–H bond functionalization and mechanistic investigations

Lionel V. Graux, Michel Giorgi, Gérard Buono, Hervé Clavier, Dalton Transactions, 2016. <hal-01409748>

Corrigendum: Chemodivergent Palladium-Catalyzed Processes: Role of Versatile Ligands

Paola Nava, Hervé Clavier, Laurent Giordano, Gerard Buono, Stéphane Humbel, ChemCatChem, 2016, 8, 471 - 471. <hal-01644570>

Palladium-Catalyzed [2+1] Cycloadditions Affording Vinylidenecyclopropanes as Precursors of 7-Membered Carbocycles

Aymeric Lepronier, Thierry Achard, Laurent Giordano, Alphonse Tenaglia, Gérard Buono, Hervé Clavier, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2016, 358, 631 - 642. <hal-01409737>

Seven- and eight-membered carbocycles

G. Buono, H. Clavier, L. Giordano, A. Tenaglia, in “Stereoselective Multiple Bond-Forming Transformations in Organic Synthesis” J. Rodriguez, D. Bonne, Eds., John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, 2015, 211-240.


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⟩