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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)
Reference Graphical abstract HAL

Chemioselective Olefin Metathesis Transformations Mediated by Ruthenium Complexes

S. P. Nolan, H. Clavier, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 3305-3316.

Burial Volume of Phosphorous-based Ligand and N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Steric Properties in Organometallic Chemistry

H. Clavier, S. P. Nolan, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 841-861.

Backbone tuning in indenylidene-ruthenium complexes bearing an unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene

C. A. Urbina-Blanco, X. Bantreil, H. Clavier, A. M. Z. Slawin, S. P. Nolan, Belstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1220-1226.

Chemoselective olefin metathesis transformations mediated by ruthenium complexes

Steven P Nolan, Hervé Clavier, Chemical Society Reviews, 2010. <hal-01409772>

Ring-Rearrangement Metathesis (RRM) Mediated by Ruthenium-Indenylidene Complexes

Hervé Clavier, Julie Broggi Broggi, Steven P. Nolan, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 937--943. <hal-01460207>

Indenylidene Ru-complex bearing a sterically demanding NHC ligand: an efficient catalyst for olefin metathesis at room temperature

H. Clavier, C. A. Urbina-Blanco, S. P. Nolan, Organometallics 2009, 28, 2848-2854.

Chemodivergent Metathesis of Dienynes Catalyzed by Ruthenium-Indenylidene Complexes: An Experimental and Computational Study

H. Clavier, A. Correa, E. C. Escudero-Adán, J. Benet-Buchholz, L. Cavallo, S. P. Nolan, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 10244-10254.

Ruthenium-indenylidene complexes: scope in cross metathesis transformations

F. Boeda, X. Bantreil, H. Clavier, S. P. Nolan, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2008, 350, 2959-2966.

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCs) Containing N-C-Palladacycle Complexes: Synthesis and Reactivity in Aryl Amination Reactions

J. Broggi, H. Clavier, S. P. Nolan, Organometallics 2008, 27, 5525-5531.

Acetamide Group-Containing Hoveyda-Grubbs Type Complexes: Synthesis and Activity in Olefin Metathesis Transformations

D. Rix, F. Caïjo, I. Laurent, F. Boeda, H. Clavier, S. P. Nolan,M. Mauduit, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 4225-4228.


Chapters of books (1)
Reference Graphical abstract HAL

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)
Reference Graphical abstract HAL

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⟩