Roberta Oberti
Born in Milan in 1952, Roberta Oberti took her degree in chemistry (cum laude) in 1976 at the University of Pavia. After having taken advantage of a number of grants and temporary positions, she became first researcher in mineralogy at the university of Pavia from 1981 to 1984, and then CNR researcher (1984-1995) and senior researcher (1995-2001) at the CNR Centro di studio per la cristallochimica e la cristallografia, later the Pavia division of the CNR Istituto di geoscienze e georisorse (IGG). Since 2002, she is director of research at IGG-Pv. Acknowledgments and awards:
• Ugo Panichi award for young researchers, Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia,
• Hawley Medal, Mineralogical Association of Canada, MAC (1994) • Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America, MSA (1996) • Two new species of the amphibole supergroup are named after her: obertiite (1998) and • Plinius medal for excellence in mineralogy, SIMP (2007) • Corresponding member of the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino (2012) • Mario Mammi gold medal, Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia (2013) Society memberships and duties:
• Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia, AIC: president (2006-2008), past president (2009-
2011), vice-president (2003-2005), chair of the teaching commission (1997-1999), councilor (1994-1996), councilor and treasurer (1985-1990), member (since 1978) • Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, SIMP: member (since 1980) • Gruppo Nazionale di Mineralogia, GNM: secretary (2000-2003), councilor (1998-2000), • Mineralogical Society of America, MSA: member of the mineralogy/petrology research grant committee (2011-2013), member of the committee on committees (2009), member of the nominating committee for fellows (2005-2007), member of the evaluation committee for the best paper award in the American Mineralogist (1998-2002), fellow (since 1996), member (since 1991) • European Crystallographic Association, ECA: Italian representative in the council (2009- • European Mineralogical Union, EMU: president (2008-2012), past president and commissioning editor of the EMU Notes in Mineralogy (2012-2016) • International Mineralogical Association, IMA: Italian representative (since 2011), member of the commission for the IMA medal for excellence in mineralogy (2008-2010) • International Union of Crystallography, IUCr: member of the commission on inorganic Other present or recent commitments:
• Chair of the CNR commission for the relations between CNR and IUCr (since 2008)
• Co-chair of the IMA subcommittee on amphibole nomenclature (since 2006)
• President of the Italian-Spanish commission for the 2010 MISCA Gold Medal • Member of the advisory board, Elements (2009-2012) • Guest editor of a special issue in the Mineralogical Magazine, focused on session • Guest editor of a special issue focused on amphiboles in the European Journal of • Co-editor of volume 67 of the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry: Amphiboles: Crystal Chemistry, Occurrence and Health Issues (2007) • Associate editor, American Mineralogist (1998-2001) Research grants/projects:
2009NHLC57, head of the CNR-IGG research unit: Structure, microstructures and cation ordering: a window on to geological processes and geomaterial properties 2007MBBAM9 Compositional and structural complexity in minerals: modulation, phase-transition, structural disorder, participant PRIN 2005049503 From mineral to materials: crystal-chemistry, microstructures, 2002 Geo-crystal-chemistry of trace elements, participant 1996-99 Experimental, microchemical and crystal structure investigations of trace element partitioning between amphiboles and mafic silicate melts; German-Italian project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to Steve Foley (Gottingen), Italian partner. Roberta Oberti has coordinated the CNR-DTA working group "Minerals and materials: from Nature to mankind (technology, environment, human health" (2005-2011) and the IGG working group "Integrating methodologies for a deeper knowledge of geological materials and processes, and of their impact on mankind and environment" (since 2011) While serving in scientific societies (see above) she has planned and/or organized a number of scientific meetings and summer school of relevance to Crystallography and Mineralogy, and contributed to plan 7 volumes of the EMU Notes in Mineralogy. During her carrier, she has contributed to organize a number of sessions in national and international scientific meetings, which always aimed at providing a chance to compare and integrate different methodologies and different expertise to solve research issues crossing boundaries among allied disciplines. Good examples are the organization of the 2008 SIMP-AIC meeting "Learning from the planet Earth: structures and models in Earth, materials and life sciences", of the short-course on amphibole co-organized in 2007 by MSA and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (ANL), and more recently the two-days international symposium celebrating the centennial of X-ray diffraction held in 2012 at ANL. She also chaired the theme team "On the cutting edge of mineralogy and mineral physics" and convened the session "GEOLIFE-Geomaterials for environment, technology and human activities" at the 2013 Goldschmidt Conference: She is co-chairing the organizing committee of the first European crystallographic school "Reinforcing foundations to build the 2nd century of modern crystallography", to be held in Pavia in 2014 to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography. Roberta Oberti has co-authored 158 papers in JCR journals, 6 chapters in books, and 189 oral or poster contributions to scientific meetings, 15 of which were invited talks. Her H-index (WoS ISI-Thomson) is 29. Scientific interests and results
Roberta Oberti enjoyed to go a strongly interdisciplinary way, which started from small-
molecule crystallography and the pioneer steps of protein crystallography (in 1977 she
contributed to the first solution of a protein crystal-structure done in Italy, the myoglobin from
Aplysia Limacina) and ended to mineralogical crystallography and crystal-chemistry. During
her researches, she always paid a great attention to the development of new approaches
and methodologies and to how crystal-chemical results can provide innovative and relevant
information to allied disciplines.
The main efforts have been devoted to the following topics:
• Crystal-chemistry and systematics of various chemically and structurally complex mineral
groups: amphiboles, clinopyroxenes, garnets, staurolites, titanites, hellandites, arrojadites. The goal is to decipher the influence of cation and anion partitioning and ordering patterns on structure geometry and to model their mutual relations as well as those with bulk composition and P, T conditions of formation. • Improvement of SREF procedures to determine accurate site populations, and pioneering integration of SREF with other analytical (EMP, SIMS, LAM-ICP-MS) and spectroscopic techniques (mainly FTIR and XAFS) to obtain reliable long-range and short-range information. The final goal is to improve crystal-chemical models and provide sounder and more quantitative basis for computational studies of solid solutions. • Detection, quantification and crystal-chemistry of light, volatile and trace elements in minerals, with major improvements on the correct calculation and use of their partition coefficients. SREF proved to be fundamental to calibrate SIMS analyses for volatile and light elements, and SREF-based equations are now available to quantify OH and Li in amphiboles without doing SIMS analyses. Also, interpretation of partition coefficients in the light of SREF results provided innovative results for amphiboles, pyroxenes, titanites and olivines. • New procedures for classification and nomenclature of complex mineral groups (hellandites, arrojadites, amphiboles) which are tightly bonded to crystal-chemical features. The one developed for amphiboles and approved by IMA in 2012 is totally based on crystal-chemical results, mostly obtained in Pavia, and on the concept of dominance (introduced for arrojadites, and now used a standard for classification purposes). • Comparative crystallographic studies of the complex behaviour of amphiboles under high- T conditions (cation migration, thermal expansivity, phase transitions, deprotonation). • Crystal-chemical models of deprotonation processes in amphiboles. • Implications and applications of this knowledge to petrology and geochemistry, and to the use of geomaterials for technological, environmental and health issues Publications

Review chapters:

OBERTI R. (2001) The diffraction experiment in the study of solid solutions: long range properties. EMU Notes in Mineralogy, vol. 3, 179-205. HAWTHORNE F.C., OBERTI R. (2007) Amphiboles: Crystal-chemistry. In: Amphiboles: Crystal Chemistry, Occurrence and Health Issues edito da F.C. Hawthorne, R. Oberti, G. Della Ventura e A. Mottana. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, vol. 67, 1-54. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2007.67.1. HAWTHORNE F.C., OBERTI R. (2007) Classification of the amphiboles. In: Amphiboles: Crystal Chemistry, Occurrence and Health Issues edito da F.C. Hawthorne, R. Oberti, G. Della Ventura e A. Mottana. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, vol. 67, 55-88. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2007.67.2. OBERTI R., DELLA VENTURA G., CÁMARA F. (2007) New amphibole compositions: natural and synthetic. In: Amphiboles: Crystal Chemistry, Occurrence and Health Issues edito da F.C. Hawthorne, R. Oberti, G. Della Ventura e A. Mottana. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, vol. 67, 89-124. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2007.67.3. OBERTI R., HAWTHORNE F.C., CANNILLO E., CÁMARA F. (2007) Long-range order in amphiboles. In: Amphiboles: Crystal Chemistry, Occurrence and Health Issues edito da F.C. Hawthorne, R. Oberti, G. Della Ventura e A. Mottana. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, vol. 67, 125-172. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2007.67.4. TIEPOLO M., VANNUCCI R. FOLEY S., OBERTI R., ZANETTI A. (2007) Trace-Element Partitioning Between Amphiboles and Silicate Melts. In: Amphiboles: Crystal Chemistry, Occurrence and Human Health edito da F.C. Hawthorne, R. Oberti, G. Della Ventura e A. Mottana. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, vol. 67, 417-452. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2007.67.11.
Papers in JCR journals (beyond those listed under 2-6 above):

PIETRA S., BETTINETTI G.F., ALBINI A., FASANI E., OBERTI R. (1978) Photoreaction of 2-nitrophenazine 10-oxide with amines. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin II Trans., 185-189. UNGARETTI L., BOLOGNESI M., CANNILLO E., OBERTI R., ROSSI G. (1978) The crystal structure of met-myoglobin from Aplysia limacina at 5 Å resolution. Acta Crystallographica, B34, 3658-3662. OBERTI R., CODA A., INCOCCIA L., COMIN F. (1978) [1] benzo [4,5] oxepino [2,3-b] quinoxaline and [3] benzoxepino [1,2-b] quinoxaline: two previously unknown photoproducts from benzo [a] phenazine-7-oxide. Acta Crystallographica, B34, 1544-1548. OBERTI R., GANDOLFI R. (1978) 9,10 dichloro-8(2,4 dinitro phenyl)-5,8a,9,10,10a,10b hexahydro (8aα, 9α, 10α, 10aα, 10bß)-6H-cyclobuta [4,5] pyrazolo [3,2-a] isoquinoline, C19H16Cl2N4O4. Crystal Structure Communications, 7, 15-20. OBERTI R., GANDOLFI R. (1978) 9,10 carbonyl dioxy-8-phenyl-5, 8a, 9, 10, 10a, 10b hexahydro (8aα, 9aα, 10aα, 10bα)-6H-cyclobuta [4,5] pyrazolo [3,2-a] isoquinoline, C20H18N2O3. Crystal Structure Communications, 7, 21-26. DESIMONI G., RIGHETTI P., TACCONI G., OBERTI R. (1979) Heterodiene syntheses. Part 20: 4-arylidene-5-pyrazolones and ynamines: a (2+2) cycloaddition followed by electrocyclic ring opening, in competition with a (4+2) cycloaddition. The influence of the substituents on the intermediate. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin I, 856-861. RIGHETTI P., TACCONI G., CODA CORSICO PICCOLI A., PESENTI M.T., DESIMONI G., OBERTI R. (1979) Heterodiene syntheses-XXI: 1-acetyl-2-oxoindolin-3-ylidenaceto phenones and etoxyethyne: spirobicyclic intermediates in competition with (2+2) and (4+2) cycloadditions. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin I (1979), 863-868. BERNI R., MOZZARELLI A., ROSSI G.L., BOLOGNESI M., OBERTI R. (1979) Crystallographic symmetry and coenzyme binding properties of D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase from the tail muscle of Palinurus Vulgaris. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 254, n. 16, 8004-8006. BOLOGNESI M., LIBERATORI J., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L. (1979) Preliminary crystallographic data on Buffalo ß-lactoglobulin. Journal of Molecular Biology, 131, 411-413. OBERTI R., DOMENEGHETTI M.C., GANDOLFI R. (1979) 4-(4-chlorophenyl)- 4,4a-dihydro-1,3-diphenyl-1H-cyclohepta [e]-1,2,4- TACCONI G., LEONI M., RIGHETTI P., DESIMONI G., OBERTI R., COMIN F. (1979) Heterodiene syntheses-XXIII: Zwitterions as intermediates in the formation of Michael adducts or as stable products of the reactions between 2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene derivates with enamines or aminals. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin I, 2687-2695. DE MICHELI C., GANDOLFI R., OBERTI R. (1980) Syn-anti selectivity in cycloadditions. 6. Cycloadditions of benzonitrile oxide, 2-diazopropane and diphenylnitril-imines to polychloro-norbornadienes. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 45, 1209-1213. TACCONI G., DACREMA MAGGI L., ALBINI MARINONE F., RIGHETTI P., OBERTI R. (1980) Oxindole riarrangements, part 1. Conversion of ß-benzoyl-ß-oxindolylpropion-aldehydes into 3-aryl-3a,4,5,6a-tetrahydro- furo[2,3-b] furan-2-(3H)-ones. Journal of Chemical Research (S): 22-23, (M): 201-216. MARINONE ALBINI F., VITALI D., OBERTI R., CARAMELLA P. (1980) Activation of the syn face of an isoxazoline by a carbammate group. Journal of Chemical Research (S): 348, (M): 4355-4384. ALBINI A., BETTINETTI G.F., MINOLI G., OBERTI R. (1980) Heterapentalenes. The reaction of 5H-pyrazolo 1',2',2,3-1,2,3 triazolo [4,5-a] phenazin-4-ylium-5-ide and some of its derivatives with dimethyl acetylendi-carboxilate. Journal of Chemical Research (S): 404-405, (M): 4801-4809. BOLOGNESI M., NUNZI A., OBERTI R., POLIDORI P. (1981) An application of the theory of representations: the structure of 2-isopropoxy-5-isopropyl-3,7,8,10 tetramethyl- 5,10, dihydrobenzo-g- pteridin-4(3H)-one. Acta Crystallographica, B37, 2190-2193. CANNILLO E., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L. (1981) "CORANF", un programma per il calcolo e la elaborazione di parametri chimici e geometrici degli anfiboli. Rendiconti SIMP, 37, 613-621. ALBINI A., FASANI E., OBERTI R. (1981) Photochemical benzylation of 1,4-dicyanonaphtalene; X-ray crystal structure of 6,11-diciano-5,11- methano-5,6,11,12- tetrahydrodibenzo [a,e] cyclo-octene. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, 50-51. ALBINI A., FASANI E., OBERTI R. (1982) The photochemical reaction between 1,4-dicyanonaphtalene and 8-methylbenzenes: electron transfer and formation of benzylic radicals. Tetrahedron, 38-8, 1027-1034. CANNILLO E., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L. (1983) Phase extension and refinement by density modification in protein crystallography. Acta Crystallographica, A39, 68-74. MARINONE ALBINI F., OBERTI R., CARAMELLA P. (1983) The oximation of some 3-acyl indoles. A convenient entry to 3-acylaminoindoles. Journal of Chemical Research (S):4-5, (M): 147-171. OBERTI R., BERNABEI M.T., FORNI F., CAMERONI R., GALLI E. (1983) The structure of 7-chloro-4-ethyl-2,3,3a,4- tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo [2,1-c] 1,2,4 benzothiadiazine-5,5-dioxide, C12H15ClN2O2S. Acta Crystallographica, C39, 1278-1280. OBERTI R., ALBINI A., FASANI E. (1983) The structure of a 1,3-oxazonine derivative obtained by photochemical addition of 6-cyano-phenanthridine N-oxide and 2,3- dimethyl-2-butene. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 20, 1007-1009. OBERTI R., MUNNO R., FORESTI E., KRAJEWSKY A. (1983) A crystal-chemical study on six fassaites from the Predazzo-Monzoni Area. Rendiconti SIMP, 38, 649-655. MELLINI M., OBERTI R., ROSSI G. (1983) Crystal chemistry and microstructures of pyroxenes and amphiboles in the coronas of the Bergen Arcs and of the Sognefiord Region, Western Norway. Periodico di Mineralogia, 52, 583-615. CANNILLO E., OBERTI R. (1983) Fast determination of the crystal-chemical composition of Pbca orthopyroxenes and P2/n clinopyroxenes by means of the measurement of the X-ray diffracted intensities of few reflections. Rendiconti SIMP, 39, 103-108. OBERTI R., BERNABEI M.T., FORNI F., CAMERONI R., GALLI E. (1984) Structure of (3aS)-7-chloro-4-(2-dimethyl-amino ethyl)-8-methly-2,3,3a,4- tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo [2,1-c] 1,2,4 benzothiadiazine-5,5-dioxide, C15H22ClN3O2S. Acta Crystallographica, C40, 882-884. VEZZALINI G., OBERTI R. (1984): The crystal chemistry of gismondines: the non-existence of K-rich gismondines. Bulletin de Minéralogie, 107, 805-812. GRIFFIN W.L., MELLINI M., OBERTI R., ROSSI G. (1985) Evolution of coronas in Norwegian
anorthosites: re-evaluation based on crystal-chemistry and microstructures. Contributions to
Mineralogy and Petrology
, 91, 330-339. DOI: 10.1007/BF00374689.
CORSICO CODA A., DESIMONI G., PAPPALARDO M., RIGHETTI P.P., SENECI P.F., TACCONI G., OBERTI R. (1985) Copper(II) in organic synthesis. IV. Reaction of the copper(II) acetate complex of isatin-3-arylhydrazones with dimethylacetylenedicarboxylate. Tetrahedron, 41-12, 2545-2555. ARGENTINI M., WEINREICH R., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L. (1986) Synthesis and crystal
structure of 3-deoxy-3-fluoro-1,2-5,6-di-O- isopropylidene-D-glucofuranose. Journal of Fluorine
, 32, 239-254. DOI: 10.1016/S0022-1139(00)80510-2.
BURDISSO M., GAMBA A., GANDOLFI R., OBERTI R. (1986) Site selectivity in the reaction
of tetracyanoethene with tetracyclo [ 2,10.0 3,6] dodeca-4,8,11-triene. A bordeline case
of homo-Dies-Alder reaction. Tetrahedron, 42-3, 923-936. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-

ROSSI G., OBERTI R., SMITH D.C. (1986) The crystal structure of Lisetite, CaNa2Al4Si4O16. American Mineralogist, 71, 1378-1383. ROSSI G., OBERTI R., DAL NEGRO A., MOLIN G.M., MELLINI M. (1987) Residual electron
density at the M2 site in C2/c clinopyroxenes: relationships with bulk chemistry and
sub-solidus evolution. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 14, 514-520. DOI:
UNGARETTI L., OBERTI R., CANNILLO E. (1987) Crystal-chemical studies at differing P, T, X conditions: principles and perspectives in Earth Sciences. Atti Ticinensi di Scienze della Terra, 31, 142-155. BURDISSO M., GAMBA A., GANDOLFI R., OBERTI R. (1988): Steric effects vs. secondary orbital interactions in nitrone cycloadditions. Steric effects in cycloreversion of isoxazolidines. Tetrahedron, 44-12, 3735-3748. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(01)86003-8. KRSTANOVIC I., CVETOVIC N., OBERTI R., KARANOVIC L.J. (1989) Structure of 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate, C27O4H40. Acta Crystallographica, C45, 478-480. ROSSI G., OBERTI R., SMITH D.C. (1989) The crystal structure of a K-poor Ca-rich silicate with the nepheline framework, and crystal-chemical relationships in the compositional space (K-Na-Ca- )8Al8Si8O32. European Journal of Mineralogy, 1, 59-70. OBERTI R., CAPORUSCIO F.A. (1991) Crystal-chemistry of clinopyroxenes from mantle eclogites: a study of the key-role of the M2 site population by means of crystal-structure refinement. American Mineralogist, 76, 1141-1152. OBERTI R., SMITH D.C., ROSSI G., CAUCIA F. (1991): The crystal-chemistry of high-aluminium titanites. European Journal of Mineralogy, 3, 777-792. SANTOYO GONZALES F., GIMENEZ MARTINEZ, J.J., ISAC GARCIA J., LOPEZ APARICIO F.J., ROBLES DIAZ, R., RODRIGUEZ GALLEGO M., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L. (1991) Use of L-methyl cyanoacetate in the synthesis of chiral 3-deoxy-5-thiopentopyranoses branched at C-3. Journal of Chemical Research, (S) 14-15, (M) 240-254. BURDISSO M., GANDOLFI R., TOMA L., OBERTI R. (1991) Hexafluorisopropanol as a suitable solvent for rearrangements via zwitterionic intermediates. Tetrahedron, 47, 6725-6736. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4020(01)82324-3. OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L., CANNILLO E., HAWTHORNE F.C. (1992) The behaviour of Ti in amphiboles: I. Four- and six-coordinated Ti in richterites. European Journal of Mineralogy, 4, 425-439. HAWTHORNE F.C., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L., GRICE J.D. (1992) Leakeite, NaNa2(Mg2Fe3+2Li)Si8O22(OH)2, a new alkali amphibole from the Kajlidongri Manganese Mine, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh, India. American Mineralogist, 77, 1112-1115. OBERTI R., HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., CANNILLO E. (1993) The behaviour of Mn in amphiboles: Mn in richterite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 5, 43-51. HAY R.W., PEROTTI A., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L. (1993) Metal complexes of N,N'-bis(2-carbamoylethylethylendiamine (H2L) and N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-carbamoylethyl)ethylen diamine. Formation constant measurements and the crystal structure of [Ni(HL)]3OH(ClO4)2. Transition Metal Chemistry, 18, 570-572. HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., OBERTI R., CAUCIA F., CALLEGARI A. (1993) The crystal-chemistry of staurolites. I: Crystal structure and site populations. Canadian Mineralogist, 31, 551-582. HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., OBERTI R., CAUCIA F., CALLEGARI A. (1993) The crystal-chemistry of staurolites. II: Order-disorder and the monoclinic ↔ orthorhombic phase transition. Canadian Mineralogist, 31, 583-596. HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., OBERTI R., CAUCIA F., CALLEGARI A. (1993) The crystal-chemistry of staurolites. III: Local order and chemical composition. Canadian Mineralogist, 31, 597-616. HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., OBERTI R., BOTTAZZI P., CZAMANSKE G. K. (1993) Li: an important component in igneous alkali amphiboles. American Mineralogist, 78, 733-745. OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L., CANNILLO E., HAWTHORNE F.C. (1993) The mechanism of Cl incorporation in amphibole. American Mineralogist, 78, 746-752. FRANCESCHI G., BEDESCHI A., RIZZO V., VIGEVANI A., OBERTI R. (1993): Structural
studies of ritipenem acoxyl (FCE 22891). X-ray crystal structure and chiroptical properties.
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 3-11, 2333-2336. DOI: 10.1016/S0960-

OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L., TLILI A., SMITH D.C., ROBERT J.-L. (1993) The crystal structure of preiswerkite. American Mineralogist, 78, 1290-1298. GAMBA A., GANDOLFI R., OBERTI R., SARDONE N. (1993) Periselectivity in the reactions
of cyclopentadienones with 8-aryl-8-azaheptafulvenes. Tetrahedron, 49, 6331-6348. DOI:
SARDONE N., OBERTI R. (1993) Structure of Dimethyl 2-[o-(3,5-Dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl) anilino]-3-methoxymaleate. Acta Crystallographica, C49, 1976-1978. OBERTI R., GHOSE S. (1993) Crystal-chemistry of a complex Mn-bearing alkali amphibole on the verge of exsolution. European Journal of Mineralogy, 5, 1153-1160. HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., OBERTI R., CANNILLO E., SMELIK E.A. (1994): The mechanism of [6]Li incorporation in amphibole. American Mineralogist, 79, 443-451. CAUCIA F., CALLEGARI A., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L., HAWTHORNE F.C. (1994) Structural aspects of oxidation-dehydrogenation in staurolite. Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 477-489. HAWTHORNE F.C., OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L., CAUCIA F., CALLEGARI A.(1994) Crystal-structure refinement of hydrogen-rich staurolite. Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 491-495. HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., OBERTI R., CAUCIA F., CALLEGARI A. (1994) A response to the discussion of Hollister (1994). Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 714-715. OBERTI R., HAWTHORNE F.C., UNGARETTI L., CANNILLO E. (1995) [6]Al disorder in amphiboles from mantle peridotite. Canadian Mineralogist, 33, 867-878. HAWTHORNE F.C., OBERTI R., CANNILLO E., SARDONE N., ZANETTI A., GRICE J.D., ASHLEY P.M. (1995) A new anhydrous amphibole from the Hoskins mine, Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia: description and crystal structure of ungarettiite, NaNa2 (Mn3+3 Mn2+2)Si8O22O2. American Mineralogist, 80, 165-172. OBERTI R., SARDONE N., HAWTHORNE F.C., RAUDSEPP M., TURNOCK A.C. (1995) Synthesis and crystal-structure refinement of synthetic fluor-pargasite. Canadian Mineralogist, 33, 25-31. OBERTI R., UNGARETTI L., CANNILLO E., HAWTHORNE F.C., MEMMI I. (1995) Temperature-dependent Al order-disorder in the tetrahedral double-chain of C2/m amphiboles. European Journal of Mineralogy, 7, 1049-1063. VANNUCCI R., PICCARDO G.B., RIVALENTI G., ZANETTI A., RAMPONE E., OTTOLINI L.,
OBERTI R., MAZZUCCHELLI M., BOTTAZZI P. (1995) Origin of LREE-depleted amphiboles
in the subcontinental mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 59, 1763-1771. DOI:
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