Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl phosphate minerals phosphuranylite and yingjiangite
Raman spectra of phosphuranylite and yingjiangite were measured, interpreted and compared with published infrared spectra of both minerals. U-O bond lengths were calculated using the Bartlett-Cooney‘s empirical relations and the O-H-O hydrogen bond lengths were inferred on the basis of Libowitzky's empirical relation. The presence of oxonium and (H3O)+ ions, expected from the single crystal structure analysis of phosphuranylite, was not inferred from the Raman spectra. It was assumed that phosphuranylite and yingjiangite are identical and the name yingjiangite should be discarded because the name phosphuranylite has priority.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||phosphuranylite, yingjiangite, uranyl, phosphate, Raman spectroscopy, U, O bond lengths|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030200) > Solid State Chemistry (030206)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 John Wiley & Sons|
|Copyright Statement:||The definite version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||31 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:44|
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