Far infrared spectroscopy of alumina phases

Ruan, Huada, Frost, Ray L., Kloprogge, J. Theo, & Duong, Loc (2002) Far infrared spectroscopy of alumina phases. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 58(2), pp. 265-272.

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Far-infrared spectroscopy (FIR) has been used to distinguish alumina phases boehmite, diaspore, gibbsite and bayerite. The pellets of samples were prepared by mixing alumina phases with polyethylene at a ratio of 1:50, and the spectra were recorded between 50 and 400 cm−1. The spectrum of boehmite resembles that of diaspore in the 300–400 cm−1 region. Boehmite has two characteristic FIR bands at 366 and 323 cm−1, while diaspore has five at 354, 331, 250, 199 and 158 cm−1. The spectrum of gibbsite resembles that of bayerite in the 230–300 cm−1 region. Gibbsite shows three characteristic FIR bands at 371, 279 and 246 cm−1, whereas bayerite shows six at 383, 345, 326, 296, 252 and 62 cm−1. The overlapping bands were resolved, and the spectra were manipulated appropriately using band analysis techniques. The FIR spectra are in harmony with the FT-Raman spectra. Far-infrared spectroscopy allows the study and differentiation of the stretching of AlO4 units to characterize these four alumina phases. Far-IR spectroscopy complements the mid-IR and near-IR for distinguishing alumina phases in bauxites.

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ID Code: 22587
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1016/S1386-1425(01)00532-7
ISSN: 1386-1425
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100)
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 2002 Elsevier
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:17
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2009 23:58

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