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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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Ruthenium Carbonyl Complexes Bearing Secondary Phosphine Oxides and Phosphinous Acids: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in Catalysis

Lionel V. Graux, Hervé Clavier, Michel Giorgi, Gérard Buono, Organometallics, 2015, 34, 1864–1871. <hal-01409708>

Chemodivergent Palladium-Catalyzed Processes: Role of Versatile Ligands

Paola Nava, Hervé Clavier, Yves Gimbert, Laurent Giordano, Gérard Buono, Stéphane Humbel, ChemCatChem, 2015, 7, 3848-3854. <hal-01409758>

New Secondary Phosphine Oxide-Gold(I) Complexes and their Application in Catalysis

F. Schröder, C. Tugny, E. Salanouve, H. Clavier, L. Giordano, D. Moraleda, Y. Gimbert, V. Mouriès-Mansuy, J.-P. Goddard, L. Fensterbank, Organometallics 2014, 33, 4051-4056.

Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Nucleophilic Addition to Electron-Deficient Alkenes

M. Mauduit, O. Baslé, H. Clavier, C. Crévisy, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, in “Comprehensive Organic Synthesis”, 2nd Edition Volume 4, G. A. Molander, P. Knochel, Eds., Elsevier, Oxford, 2014, 189-341.

Secondary Phosphine Oxide-Gold(I) Complexes and Their First Application in Catalysis

Felix Schroeder, Coralie Tugny, Elise Salanouve, Hervé Clavier, Laurent Giordano, Delphine Moraleda, Yves Gimbert, Virginie Mouriès-Mansuy, Jean-Philippe Goddard, Louis Fensterbank, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 4051-4056. <hal-01397972>

Enantioselective Cobalt-Catalyzed Transformations

Hélène Pellissier, Hervé Clavier, Chemical Reviews, 2014. <hal-01409698>

Palladium-Catalyzed Addition of 1,3-Diones to Ynamides: An Entry to Alkoxy-Substituted Enamides

Lionel V. Graux, Hervé Clavier, Gérard Buono, ChemCatChem, 2014, 6, 2544 - 2548. <hal-01409701>

Palladium-Mediated [2+1] Cycloaddition of Norbornene Derivatives with Ynamides

Hervé Clavier, Aymeric Lepronier, Nathalie Bengobesse-Mintsa, David Gatineau, Hélène Pellissier, Laurent Giordano, Alphonse Tenaglia, Gérard Buono, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2013, 355, 403-408. <hal-01409285>

Palladium-mediated phosphine-oriented chemoselective bis allylic alkylation leading to spirocarbocycles

H. Clavier, L. Giordano, A. Tenaglia, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8648-8651

Recent Developments in Enantioselective Metal-Catalyzed Domino Reactions

Hervé Clavier, Hélène Pellissier, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2012, 354, 3347-3403. <hal-01409279>


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⟩