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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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Determination of N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Steric and Electronic Parameters using the [(NHC)IrCl(CO)2] System

R. A. Kelly III, H. Clavier, S. Guidice, N. M. Scott, E. D. Stevens, J. Bordner, I. Samardjiev, C. D. Hoff, L. Cavallo, S. P. Nolan, Organometallics 2008, 27, 202-210.

Ruthenium-Indenylidene Complexes: Powerful Tools for Metathesis Transformations

F. Boeda, H. Clavier, S. P. Nolan, Chem. Commun. 2008, 2726-2740.

Clean, Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Applicable Concepts in Olefin Metathesis

H. Clavier, K. Grela, A. Kirschning, M. Mauduit, S. P. Nolan, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 6786-6801.

N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) and Phosphine Ruthenium Indenylidene Pre-catalysts: Comparative Study in Olefin Metathesis

H. Clavier, S. P. Nolan, Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 8029-8036

Sustainable Concepts in Olefin Metathesis

Hervé Clavier, Karol Grela, Andreas Kirschning, Marc Mauduit, Steven P. Nolan, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2007, 46, 6786-6801. <hal-00405327>

Copper catalyzed asymmetric conjugate addition of Grignard reagents to trisubstituted enones. Constructoin of all quaternary chiral centers

D. Martin, S. Kehrli, M. d’Augustin, H. Clavier, M. Mauduit, A. Alexakis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 8416-8417.

Design and synthesis of new bidentate phosphoramidite ligands for enantioselective copper-catalyzed conjugate addition of diethylzinc to enones

Fabien Boeda, D. Rix, Hervé Clavier, Cfristophe Crévisy, Marc Mauduit, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2006, 17, 2726-2729. <hal-00405345>

Asymmetric Catalysis with Metal N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes

Marc Mauduit, Hervé Clavier, N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Synthesis, 2006, 183-222. <hal-00405320>

Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Grignard Reagents to Trisubstituted Enones. Construction of All-Carbon Quaternary Chiral Centers

David Martin, Stefan Kehrli, Magali d'Augustin, Hervé Clavier, Marc Mauduit, Alexandre Alexakis, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 8416-8417. <hal-00405350>

Activated pyridinium-tagged ruthenium complexes as efficient catalysts for ring-closing metathesis

D. Rix, Hervé Clavier, Yann Coutard, Lukasz Gulajski, Karol Grela, Marc Mauduit, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2006, 691, 5397-5405. <hal-00405343>


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⟩