Journal articles

Dr Marco Taddei

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry - University of Pisa


34. 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.

33. 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, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA05216J. (Contribution on invitation for the Themed Issue “2019 Emerging Investigators”)

32. 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. 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9DT02463H. (Contribution on invitation for the Special Issue “Inorganic Porous and Layered Materials” in honour of Prof Abraham Clearfield)

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” – Most accessed paper of 05/2016)

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”.