CV A. Claraz

2017-now CNRS research associate, UPR 2301, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, team of Dr Géraldine MASSON, France.
2016-2017 Postdoctoral researcher, Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de Paris, team of Pr Janine COSSY, France.
2015-2016 Temporary assistant lecturer, Ecole de ChimieParisTech, team of Dr Sylvain DARSES, France.
2013-2015 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä, team of Pr. Petri PIHKO, Finland.
2009-2012 Ph.D. degree, INSA Rouen, team of Dr Vincent LEVACHER, France.
2009 Ms.C degree in synthetic chemistry. University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France (research internship of 5 months in the group of Pr. Marc LEMAIRE).

Electrosynthesis – Photocatalysis – Organocatalysis – Asymmetric catalysis – Chiral catalyst design


« Electrochemical tandem trifluoromethylation of allylamines/formal (3+2)-cycloaddition for the rapid access to CF3-containing imidazolines and oxazolidines » Claraz, A.;* Djian, A.; Masson, G.* Org. Chem. Front. 2021, 8, 288.
« Preparation of chiral photosensitive organocatalysts and their application for the enantioselective synthesis of 1,2-diamines » Lyu, J.-Y.; Claraz, A.; Vitale, M. R.; Allain, C.; Masson, G.* J. Org. Chem. 2020, 20, 12843.
« Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of (+)-Lycoperdic acid » Kortet, S.; Claraz, A.; Pihko, P. M.* Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 3010.
« Electrochemical intramolecular oxytrifluoromethylation of N-tethered alkenyl alcohols: synthesis of functionalized morpholines » Claraz, A.;* Courant, T.; Masson, G.* Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 1580.
« Asymmetric iodine catalysis-mediated enantioselective oxidative transformations » Claraz, A.;* Masson, G.* Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 5386.
« N-formylsaccharin » Claraz, A.; Daniel-Bertrand M.; Cossy, J. Encyclopedia of reagents for organic synthesis 2018.
10. « Selective generation of (1H‐1,2,4‐triazol‐1‐yl)methyl carbanion and condensation with carbonyl compounds » Lassalas, P.; Claraz, A., Tran, G.; Vors, J.-P.; Tsuchiya, T.; Coqueron, P.-Y.; Cossy, J.* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 6991.
9. « Organoboron initiated Rh-catalyzed asymmetric cascade reactions: a subtle switch in regioselectivity leading to chiral 3‑benzazepine derivatives » Claraz, A.; Serpier, F.; Darses, S.* ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 3410.
8. « A catalyst designed for the enantioselective construction of methyl‐ and alkyl‐substituted tertiary stereocenters » Claraz, A.; Sahoo, G.; Berta, D.; Madarasz, A.; Papai, I.; Pihko, P. M.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 669.
7. « Asymmetric organocatalytic protonation of silyl enolate catalyzed by simple and original betaines derived from Cinchona alkaloids » Claraz, A.; Landelle, G.; Oudeyer, S.;* Levacher, V.* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 7693.
6. « Enantioselective desymmetrization of prochiral ketones via an organocatalytic deprotonation process. » Claraz, A.; Oudeyer, S.;* Levacher, V.* Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2013, 24, 764.
5. « Chiral quaternary ammonium aryloxide/N,O-bis(trimethylsilylamide) combination as efficient organocatalytic system for the direct vinylogous aldol reaction of (5H)-furan-2-one derivatives » Claraz, A.; Oudeyer, S.;* Levacher, V.* Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013355, 841.
4. « N,O-bis(trimethylsilylamide) » Claraz, A. Synlett 2012, 24, 657.
3. « Deracemization of alpha-substituted carbonyl compounds via catalytic enantioselective protonation of their corresponding enolates » Claraz, A.; Oudeyer, S.;* Levacher, V.* Current Organic Chemistry 2012, 16, 2192.
2. « Water-promoted one-pot vinylogous Mannich-type reaction of trimethylsilyloxyfuran » Landelle, S.; Claraz, A.; Oudeyer, S.;* Levacher, V.* Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 2414. 
1. « Catalytic enantioselective protonation of enol trifluoroacetates by means of hydrogenocarbonates and Cinchona alkaloids » Claraz, A.; Leroy, J.; Oudeyer, S.;* Levacher, V.* J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 6457.


Book chapters:

3. « Asymmetric visible light photoredox catalysis » Lyu, J.-Y.; Claraz, A.; Masson, G. in Catalytic asymmetric synthesis fourth edition, Chapter 8, John Wiley VCH 2021, Ed: Akiyama, A.; Ojima, I. submitted.
2. « Bicyclic 5-6 Systems with one bridgehead (ring junction) nitrogen atom: Four extra heteroatoms 2:2 » Claraz, A. in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry IV, Elsevier 2021.
1. « Iminium Catalysis » Claraz, A.; Siitonen, J. H.; Pihko, P. M. in Lewis Base Catalysis in Organic Synthesis, Chapter 16, Wiley-VCH 2016, Ed: Vedejs, E.; Denmark, S. E.

ICSN : Member of the “bibliographic seminars committee” 

CNRS Research Associate


1, avenue de la Terrasse

91190 Gif-sur-Yvette France

+33 1 69 82 30 84