Claire FAVE

Research director

Sorbonne Université
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 32-42, 4th floor, office 406
eMOCA group
Phone : +33 (0) 1 44 27 27 34

Research keywords

Supramolecular electrochemistry; halogen bonding; electrosynthesis; electrochemical activation of small molecule (O2, CO2)

Current research

Her expertise is recognized in the fields of synthetic molecular engineering, supramolecular chemistry and electrochemistry, with a particular interest in the design of electrochemically active multifunctional probes. She is one of the pioneers of electrochemical activation and control of halogen bonding in solution and at the liquid/solid interface for molecular recognition and catalysis. She has also developed new, environmentally-friendly processes for synthesis and electrosynthesis

Scientific career

Claire Fave received her Ph.D in Organic synthesis from the Université de Rennes 1 in 2003 under the guidance of Pr R. Réau.

She was appointed CNRS researcher at UMR 7086-ITODYS Université Paris Diderot in 2005, then joined UMR 7591-LEM Université Paris Diderot in 2009 in the ELIAS team (Electrochemistry and Engineering of Supramolecular Assemblies), which she headed from 2018 to 2024.

She obtained her Research Habilitation (HDR) in 2016.

She was Equality representative for Science Faculty (2020 – 2023) then for the College of Doctoral School of UPCite (2023-2024).

In 2024 she joined eMOCA team at IPCM at Sorbonne Université.

She is currently Research Director at CNRS.

Selected publications (2019-2023)

  • Microwave-assisted halogen-bond catalyzed CO2 conversion to cyclic carbonates, S. Akbaba, M. Alvarez, S. Groni, B. Schöllhorn, C. Fave. Tetrahedron Lett., 2023, 130, 154760.
  • Synthesis of Unprotected β-Arylethylamines by Iron(II)-Catalyzed 1,2-Aminoarylation of Alkenes in Hexafluoroisopropanol, Pozhydaiev, V.; Vayer, M.; Fave, C.; Moran, J.; Leboeuf, D. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202215257.
  • Synthesis of [FeFe] Hydrogenase Mimics with Lipoic acid and its Selenium Analogue as Anchor Groups, Benndorf, S.; Groni, S.; Stafast, L. M.; Görls, H.; Fave, C.; Schöllhorn, B.; Weigand, W. EurJIC, 2023, e202200684
  • Sensitive detection of halides and nitrate in organic and aqueous solvents via selective halogen bonding on TTF-SAM modified platinum electrodes, Hijazi, H.; Levillain, E.; Schöllhorn, B.; Fave, C. ChemElectroChem 2022, 9, e202200192
  • Halogen bonding effect on electrochemical anion oxidation in ionic liquids, Alvarez, M. A.; Houzé, C.; Groni, S., Schöllhorn, B; Fave, C. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2021, 19, 7587-7593.
  • Towards redox-switchable organocatalysts based on bidentate halogen bond donors, Engelage, E.; Hijazi, H.; Gartmann, M.; Chamoreau, L.M.; Schöllhorn, B.; Huber, S.; Fave, C. PhysChemChemPhys. 2021, 23, 4334-4352.
  • Modulating alkene reactivity from oxygenation to halogenation with exogenous ligand via electrochemical reductive activation of O2 by Mn tetraphenyl porphyrin, Kostopoulos, N.; Banse, F.; Fave, C.; Anxolabéhère-Mallart, E. Chem Commun. 2021, 57, 1198-1201.
  • Probing the activity of Fe-peroxo porphyrin intermediates in reaction layer during electrochemical reductive activation of O2, Noël, J.M; Kostopoulos, N.; Achaibou, C.; Fave, C.; Anxolabéhère-Mallart, E.; Kanoufi, F. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 16376-16380.
  • Efficient Visible-Light Driven CO2 Reduction by a Cobalt Molecular Catalyst Covalently Linked to Mesoporous Carbon Nitride, Ma, B.; Chen, G.; Fave, C.; Chen, L.; Kuriki, R.; Maeda, K.; Ishitani, O.; Lau, T.-C.; Bonin, J.; Robert, M. J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2020, 142, 6188-6195.
  • Electrochemical activation of halogen bonding, Fave, C.; Schöllhorn, B. Curr. Opin. Electrochem., 2019, 15, 89-96.