Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the anhydrous carbonate minerals shortite and barytocalcite

Frost, Ray L. & Dickfos, Marilla J. (2008) Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the anhydrous carbonate minerals shortite and barytocalcite. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 71(1), pp. 143-146.

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The Raman spectra of shortite and barytocalcite complimented with infrared spectra have been used to characterise the structure of these carbonate minerals. The Raman spectrum of barytocalcite shows a single band at 1086 cm-1 attributed to the (CO3)2- symmetric stretching mode, in contrast to shortite where two bands are observed. The observation of two bands for shortite confirms the concept of more than one crystallographically distinct carbonate unit in the unit cell. Multiple bands are observed for the antisymmetric stretching and bending region for these minerals proving that the carbonate unit is distorted in the structure of both shortite and barytocalcite.

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ID Code: 14550
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: hydrated carbonates, smithsonite, pirssonite, gaylussite, tunisite, shortite, infrared and Raman spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2007.11.021
ISSN: 1386-1425
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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