Dr Marco Taddei

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry - University of Pisa

Journal articles


36. Taddei, M.; van Bokhoven, J. A.; Ranocchiari, M.* "Influence of Water in the Synthesis of the Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Framework UiO-66: Isolation and Reactivity of [ZrCl(OH)2(DMF)2]Cl" Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 7860–7868.

35. Taddei, M.;* Shearan, S. J. I.; Donnadio, A.; Casciola, M.; Vivani, R.; Costantino, F. “Investigating the effect of positional isomerism on the assembly of zirconium phosphonates based on tritopic linkers” Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 3662-3666. (Contribution on invitation for the Special Issue “Inorganic Porous and Layered Materials” in honour of Prof Abraham Clearfield - HOT Article for the third quarter of 2019)


34. Campanelli, M.; Del Giacco, T.; De Angelis, F.; Mosconi, E.; Taddei, M.; Marmottini, F.; D’Amato, R.; Costantino, F.* “Solvent-Free Synthetic Route for Cerium(IV) Metal–Organic Frameworks with UiO-66 Architecture and Their Photocatalytic Applications” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 45031-45037.

33. Taddei, M.;* McPherson, M. J.; Gougsa, A.; Lam, J.; Sewell, J.; Andreoli, E. “An Optimised Compaction Process for Zr-Fumarate (MOF-801)” Inorganics 2019, 7, 110.

32. Taddei, M.;* Schukraft, G.; Warwick, M. E. A.; Tiana, D.; McPherson, M. J.; Jones, D. R.; Petit, C. “Band gap modulation of zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks by defect engineering” J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 23781-23786. (Contribution on invitation for the Themed Issue “2019 Emerging Investigators”)

31. Hamdy, L. B., Wakeham, R. J., Taddei, M., Barron, A. R., Andreoli, E. "Epoxy-cross-linked Polyamine CO2 Sorbents Enhanced via Hydrophobic Functionalization" Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 4673-4684.

30. Shearan, S. J. I.; Stock, N.; Emmerling, F.; Demel, J.; Wright, P. A.; Demadis, K. D.; Vassaki, M.; Costantino, F.; Vivani, R.; Sallard, S.; Ruiz Salcedo, I.; Cabeza, A.; Taddei, M.* “New directions in metal phosphonate and phosphinate chemistry” Crystals 2019, 9, 270.

29. Koutsianos, A.; Kazimierska, E.; Barron, A. R.; Taddei, M.;* Andreoli, E.* “A new approach to enhancing the CO2 capture performance of defective UiO-66 via post-synthetic defect exchange” Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 3349-3359.

28. D’Amato R.; Donnadio, A.; Carta, M.; Sangregorio, C.; Vivani, R.; Taddei, M.;* Costantino, F.* “Green Synthesis and Enhanced CO2 Capture Performance of Perfluorinated Cerium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks with UiO-66 and MIL-140 Topology” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 394–402. (Contribution on invitation for the Special Issue “Advanced Porous Materials: Design, Synthesis and Application in Sustainability”)


27. Taddei, M.;‡* Wakeham, R. J.;‡ Koutsianos, A.; Andreoli, E.; Barron, A. R. “Post-Synthetic Ligand Exchange in Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks: Beware of the Defects!” (‡Equal contributions). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018 57, 11706-11710.

26. Guerri, A.; Taddei, M.; Bataille, T.; Moneti, S.; Boulon, M.-E.; Sangregorio, C.; Costantino, F.;* Ienco, A.* “Same not the Same: Thermally-Driven Transformation of Nickel Phosphinate-Bipyridine 1D Chains into 3D Coordination Polymers” Cryst. Growth Des., 2018, 18, 2234-2242.


25. Ihli, J.; Jacob, R. R.; Holler, M.; Guizar-Sicairos, M.; Diaz, A.; da Silva, J. C.; Ferreira Sanchez, D.; Krumeich, F.; Grolimund, D.; Taddei, M.; Cheng, W.-C.; Shu, Y.; Menzel, A.;* van Bokhoven, J. A.* “A three-dimensional view of structural changes caused by deactivation of fluid catalytic cracking catalysts” Nat. Commun. 2017, 809.

24. Taddei, M.; Casati, N.; Steitz, D. A.; Dümbgen, K. C.; van Bokhoven, J. A.; Ranocchiari, M.* “In-Situ High-Resolution Powder X-Ray Diffraction Study of UiO-66 Under Synthesis Conditions in a Continuous-Flow Microwave Reactor” CrystEngComm 2017, 19, 3206-3214.

23. Taddei, M.* “When Defects Turn into Virtues: The Curious Case of Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, 343, 1-24. (Ranked among the most downloaded articles from June to September 2017)

22. Taddei, M.; Tiana, D.; Casati, N.; van Bokhoven, J. A.; Smit, B.; Ranocchiari, M.* “Mixed-Linker UiO-66: Structure-Properties Relations Revealed by a Combination of High-Resolution Powder X-Ray Diffraction and Density Functional Theory Calculations” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 1551-1559.


21. Taddei, M.; Costantino, F.;* Vivani, R. “Robust Metal-Organic Frameworks Based on Tritopic Phosphonoaromatic Ligands” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 4300-4309. (Contribution on invitation for the Cluster Issue “Metal-Organic Frameworks – Heading Towards Application”)

20. Taddei, M.;* Sassi, P.; Costantino, F.; Vivani, R. “Amino-functionalized Layered Crystalline Zirconium Phosphonates: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Spectroscopic Characterization” Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 6278–6285.

19. Todaro, M.; Buscarino, G.;* Sciortino, L.; Alessi, A.; Messina, F.; Taddei, M.; Ranocchiari, M.; Cannas, M.; Gelardi, F. M. “Decomposition Process of Carboxylate MOF HKUST-1 Unveiled at the Atomic Scale Level” J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 12879–12889.

18. Taddei, M.; Dümbgen, K. C.; van Bokhoven, J. A.; Ranocchiari, M.* “Aging of the Reaction Mixture as a Tool to Modulate the Crystallite Size of UiO-66 into the Low Nanometer Range” Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6411-6414.

17. Taddei, M.; Steitz, D. A.; van Bokhoven, J. A.; Ranocchiari, M.* “Continuous Flow Microwave Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks: a Highly Efficient Method for Large-Scale Production” Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 3245-3249.


16. Scafuri, A.; Vivani, R.; Carniato, F.; Tei, L.; Botta, M.;* Taddei, M.; Costantino, F.* “A Structural and 1H NMR Relaxometric Study on Novel Layered Carboxyalkylaminophosphonate Nanocrystals with Gd(III) Ions Located into the Framework” Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 19072 - 19075.

15. Taddei, M.;* Dau, P. V.; Cohen, S. M.; Ranocchiari, M.; van Bokhoven, J. A.; Costantino, F.; Sabatini, S.; Vivani, R. “Efficient Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework UiO-66: Optimization and Scale Up” Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 14019-14026.


14. Donnadio, A.; Nocchetti, M.; Costantino, F.; Taddei, M.; Casciola, M.; da Silva Lisboa, F.; Vivani, R.* “A Layered Mixed Zirconium Phosphate/Phosphonate with Exposed Carboxylic and Phosphonic Groups: X-ray Powder Structure and Proton Conductivity Properties” Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 13220-13226.

13. Taddei, M.; Costantino, F.; Marmottini, F.; Comotti, A.; Sozzani, P.; Vivani, R.* “The first route to highly stable crystalline microporous zirconium phosphonate metal–organic frameworks” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 14831-14834. (Ranked among the top 15 papers submitted for the 2014 PANalytical Award)

12. Taddei, M.;* Costantino, F.; Vivani, R.; Sabatini, S.; Lim, S.-H.; Cohen, S. M.* “The use of a rigid tritopic phosphonic ligand for the synthesis of a robust honeycomb-like layered zirconium phosphonate framework” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 5737-5740.

11. Pica, M.;* Donnadio, A.; D’Amato, R.; Capitani, D.; Taddei, M.; Casciola, M. “Layered Metal(IV) Phosphonates with Rigid Pendant Groups: New Synthetic Approaches to Nanosized Zirconium Phosphate Phenylphosphonates” Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 2222-2229.


10. Taddei, M.; Ienco, A.;* Costantino, F.;* Guerri, A. “Supramolecular Interactions Impacting on the Water Stability of Tubular Metal-Organic Frameworks” RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 26177-26183.

9. Taddei, M.;* Donnadio, A.; Costantino, F.; Vivani, R.; Casciola, M. "Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Proton Conductivity of One-Dimensional, Two-Dimensional, and Three-Dimensional Zirconium Phosphonates Based on Glyphosate and Glyphosine" Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 12131−12139.

8. Rinaldi, S.; Fortunati, E.; Taddei, M.; Kenny, J. M.; Armentano, I.; Latterini, L.* "Integrated PLGA-Ag nanocomposite systems to control the degradation rate and antibacterial properties." J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2013, 130, 1185-1193.

7. Taddei, M.; Vivani, R.; Costantino, F.* “On the Role of Non-Covalent Interactions in the Assembly of 3D Zirconium Methyl- and Ethyl-N,N-bis phosphonates.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 9671-9678.

6. Taddei, M.; Costantino, F.;* Ienco, A.; Comotti, A.; Dau, P. V.; Cohen, S. M. “Synthesis, Breathing, and Gas Sorption Study of the First Isoreticular Mixed-Linker Phosphonate Based Metal–Organic Frameworks” Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 1315-1317.


5. Costantino, F.; Sassi, P.; Geppi, P.; Taddei, M.* “Multitechnique Experimental Insight on an Unusual Crystal-to-Crystal High Temperature Solid State Reaction in Zirconium Carboxypyridinephosphonates: From One-Dimensional Chains to Two-Dimensional Hybrid Layers Through HF Elimination” Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 5462-5470.

4. Taddei, M.;* Costantino, F.; Vivani, R.; Sangregorio, C.; Sorace, L.; Castelli, L. “Influence of π-π Stacking Interactions on the Assembly of Layered Copper Phosphonate Coordination Polymers: Combined Powder Diffraction and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study” Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 2327–2335.

3. Donnadio, A.;* Pica, M.; Taddei, M.;* Vivani, R. “Design and synthesis of plasticizing fillers based on zirconium phosphonates for glycerol-free composite starch films” J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 5098-5106.


2. Taddei, M.;* Costantino, F.; Manuali, V.; Vivani, R. “New Hybrid Zirconium Aminophosphonates Containing Piperidine and Bipiperidine Groups” Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 10835–10843.


1. Taddei, M.;* Costantino, F.; Vivani, R. “Synthesis and Crystal Structure from X-ray Powder Diffraction Data of Two Zirconium Diphosphonates Containing Piperazine Groups” Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 9664–9670.

Book chapters


3. Costantino, F.; Ienco, A.; Taddei, M. In Non-covalent Interactions in the Synthesis and Design of New Compounds, Maharramov, A. M., Mahmudov, K. T., Kopylovich, M. N., Pombeiro, A. J. L., Eds., John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2016; Chapter 9 “The influence of non-covalent interactions in the structure and dimensionality of hybrid compounds and coordination polymers”.


2. Costantino, F.; Ienco, A.; Taddei, M. In Tailored Organic-Inorganic Materials, Brunet, E., Colon, J. L., Clearfield, A., Eds., John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2015; Chapter 5 “Hybrid Multifunctional Materials Based on Phosphonates, Phosphinates and Auxiliary Ligands”.


1. Vivani, R.; Costantino, F.; Taddei, M. In Metal Phosphonate Chemistry: From Synthesis to Applications; Clearfield, A., Demadis, K., Eds., RSC: Oxford, 2011; Chapter 2 “Zirconium Phosphonates”.