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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

2010-2022 CNRS Researcher, Aix Marseille University

2015 Habilitation (HDR), Aix Marseille University

Since Oct. 2022 CNRS Director of Research, 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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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.

Preparation of Vinylcyclopropanes by Sodium Mediated Reductive Isomerization of Methylenecyclopropanes

Karel Le Jeune, Sabine Chevallier-Michaud, David Gatineau, Laurent Giordano, Alphonse Tenaglia, Hervé Clavier, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 80, 8821-8829. <hal-01409710>


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⟩