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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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Palladium-Mediated Phosphine-Dependent Chemoselective Bisallylic Alkylation Leading to Spirocarbocycles

Hervé Clavier, Laurent Giordano, Alphonse Tenaglia, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51, 8648-8651. <hal-01409144>

Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Cationic Gold(I) ?-Diimine Complexes

P. de Frémont, H. Clavier, V. Rosa, T. Avilés, P. Braunstein, Organometallics 2011, 30, 2241-2251.

Steric and Electronic Parameters Characterizing Bulky and Electron-Rich Dialkylbiarylphosphines

O. Diebolt, G. C. Fortman, H. Clavier, A. M. Z. Slawin, E. C. Escudero-Adán, J. Benet-Buchholz, S. P. Nolan, Organometallics 2011, 30, 1668-1676.

Olefin Metathesis Featuring Ruthenium Indenylidene Complexes with a Sterically Demanding NHC Ligand

C. A. Urbina-Blanco, A. Leitgeb, C. Slugovc, X. Bantreil, H. Clavier, A. M. Z. Slawin, S. P. Nolan, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 5045-5053.

Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Cationic Gold(I) r-Diimine Complexes

Pierre De frémont, Hervé Clavier, Vitor Rosa, Teresa Avilés, Pierre Braunstein, Organometallics, 2011. <hal-01409686>

Regio- and Diastereoselective Platinum-Catalyzed Tandem [2+1]/[3+2] Cycloaddition Sequence

Thierry Achard, Aymeric Lepronier, Yves Gimbert, Hervé Clavier, Laurent Giordano, Alphonse Tenaglia, Gérard Buono, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011. <hal-01409129>

Continuous flow homogeneous alkene metathesis with built-in catalyst separation

Rubén Duque, Eva Oechsner, Hervé Clavier, Frédéric Caijo, Steven P. Nolan, Marc Mauduit, David J. Cole-Hamilton, Green Chemistry, 2011, 1187-1195. <hal-00753368>

Highly Selective Cobalt-Mediated [6 + 2] Cycloaddition of Cycloheptatriene and Allenes

Hervé Clavier, Karel Le Jeune, Innocenzo de Riggi, Alphonse Tenaglia, Gérard Buono, Organic Letters, 2011. <hal-01409682>

Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing N-Naphthyl-Substituted N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

L. Vieille-Petit, H. Clavier, M. Gatti, X. Luan, A. Linden, S. Blumentritt, S. P. Nolan, R. Dorta, Organometallics 2010, 29, 775-788.

Metathesis versatility of ruthenium-indenylidene complexes induced by phosphine tuning

J. Broggi, C. A. Urbina-Blanco, H. Clavier, A. Leitgeb, C. Slugovc, A. M. Z. Slawin, S. P. Nolan, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 9215-9225.


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⟩