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Portrait de Prof. Alexandre Martinez
AMU iSm2 Service 462
Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20

2004: PhD Thesis : Synthesis of new macrocyclic chiral manganese(III) Schiff bases as catalysts for the asymmetric  epoxidation of olefins: Supervision: Dr. B. Meunier and Dr C. Hemmert. Chair of thesis committee: Pr. H. Kagan
2004 – 2005: Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Genève (Pr. J. Lacour)
2005 – 2006: Graduate Teaching Assistant – IUFM of Nice - University of Toulon
2006 – 2014: Associated Professor, Organic Chemistry, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
2014 - : Professor, Ecole Centrale de Marseille

2013: HDR – École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Chair of the committee: Pr. M. Sallé
2000: Agregation (national teacher exam) Physical Chemistry


Ecole Centrale de Marseille : (first and second years)
Lecture : Bio-Organic chemistry, Bio-inorganic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry
Problem classes : organic chemistry, structures and molecular properties 
Lab class : organic chemistry 21 h


- Supramolecular chemistry
- Supramolecular catalysis
-  Supramolecular recognition of biologically active compounds
- Chemistry of Hemicryptophanes
- Chemistry of aza- and proaza-phosphatrane

Publications (107)
Reference Résumé graphique HAL

Rationalization of chirality transfer and fast conformational changes in a tris(2-pyridylmethyl) amine-based cage †

Gege Qiu, Djamel Khatmi, Alexandre Martinez, Paola Nava, RSC Advances, 2021. <hal-03196895>

A tris(benzyltriazolemethyl)amine-based cage as a CuAAC ligand tolerant to exogeneous bulky nucleophiles

Gege Qiu, Paola Nava, Alexandre Martinez, Cédric Colomban, Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 2281-2284. <hal-03175776>

Azaphosphatranes Catalyzed Strecker Reaction in the Presence of Water

Jian Yang, Anne-Doriane Manick, Chunyang Li, Xavier Bugaut, Bastien Chatelet, Véronique Dufaud, Damien Hérault, Alexandre Martinez, ChemistrySelect, 2020, 5, 14764-14767. <hal-03180316>

Control and Transfer of Chirality Within Well-Defined Tripodal Supramolecular Cages

Gege Qiu, Paola Nava, Cédric Colomban, Alexandre Martinez, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2020, 8. <hal-03153583>

Controlling the Length of Cooperative Supramolecular Polymers with Chain Cappers

Gijs ter Huurne, Pongphak Chidchob, Augustin Long, Alexandre Martinez, Anja R. A. Palmans, Ghislaine Vantomme, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2020, 26, 9964-9970. <hal-03180310>

A new fluorescent hemicryptophane for acetylcholine recognition with an unusual recognition mode

Nicolas Fantozzi, Rémi Pétuya, Alberto Insuasty, Augustin Long, Sara Lefevre, Aline Schmitt, Vincent Robert, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Isabelle Baraille, Laure Guy, Emilie Genin, Didier Bégué, Alexandre Martinez, Sandra Pinet, Isabelle Gosse, New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 44, 11853-11860. <hal-02920449>

Hemicryptophanes with Improved Fluorescent Properties for the Selective Recognition of Acetylcholine over Choline

Augustin Long, Elise Antonetti, Alberto Insuasty, Sandra Pinet, Isabelle Gosse, Vincent Robert, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Alexandre Martinez, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 85, 6400-6407. <hal-03180306>

Encapsulation of Azaphosphatranes and Proazaphosphatranes in Confined Spaces

Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Alexandre Martinez, ChemPlusChem, 2020, 85, 977-984. <hal-03178459>

Highly Selective Fluoride Recognition by a Small Tris-Urea Covalent Cage

Magalie Delecluse, Cédric Colomban, Bastien Chatelet, Sabine Chevallier-Michaud, Delphine Moraleda, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Alexandre Martinez, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 85, 4706-4711. <hal-02863548>

Enantiopure encaged Verkade's superbases: Synthesis, chiroptical properties, and use as chiral derivatizing agent

Jian Yang, Bastien Chatelet, Damien Hérault, Véronique Dufaud, Vincent Robert, Stephane Grass, Jérôme Lacour, Nicolas Vanthuyne, Marion Jean, Muriel Albalat, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Alexandre Martinez, Chirality, 2020, 32, 139-146. <hal-02611880>


Chapitres d'ouvrages (1)
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T. Brotin, Alexandre Martinez, Jean-Pierre Dutasta. Water-soluble cryptophanes: design and properties. Calixarenes and Beyond, 2016. ⟨hal-02104045⟩