Raman spectroscopic study of the mixed anion mineral Yecoraite Bi5Fe3O9(Te4+O3)(Te6+O4)2•9H2O
Tellurates are rare minerals as the tellurate anion is readily reduced to the tellurite ion. Often minerals with both tellurate and tellurite anions in the mineral are found. An example of such a mineral containing tellurate and tellurite is yecoraite. Raman spectroscopy has been used to study this mineral, the exact structure of which is unknown. Two Raman bands at 796 and 808 cm-1 are assigned to the ν1 (TeO4)2- symmetric and ν3 (TeO3)2- antisymmetric stretching modes and Raman bands at 699 cm-1 are attributed to the the ν3 (TeO4)2- antisymmetric stretching mode and the band at 690 cm-1 to the ν1 (TeO3)2- symmetric stretching mode. The intense band at 465 cm-1 with a shoulder at 470 cm-1 is assigned the (TeO4)2- and (TeO3)2- bending modes. Prominent Raman bands are observed at 2878, 2936, 3180 and 3400 cm-1. The band at 3936 cm-1 appears quite distinct and the observation of multiple bands indicates the water molecules in the yecoraite structure are not equivalent. The values for the OH stretching vibrations listed provide hydrogen bond distances of 2.625 Å (2878 cm-1), 2.636 Å (2936 cm-1), 2.697 Å (3180 cm-1) and 2.798 Å (3400 cm-1). This range of hydrogen bonding contributes to the stability of the mineral. A comparison of the Raman spectra of yecoraite with that of tellurate containing minerals kuranakhite, tlapallite and xocomecatlite is made.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||This is one of a series of papers on the Raman Spectroscopy of tellurates and tellurites. Such research has never been published previously|
|Keywords:||tellurate, tellurite, yecoraite, xocomecatlite, Raman spectroscopy|
|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) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions (030601)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 John Wiley & Sons|
|Deposited On:||18 Sep 2009 10:33|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:07|
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