Raman spectroscopic study of the antimony containing mineral partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7
Raman spectroscopy of the mineral partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7 complimented with infrared spectroscopy were studied and related to the structure of the mineral. The Raman spectrum shows some considerable complexity with a number of overlapping bands observed at 479, 520, 594, 607 and 620 cm-1 with additional low intensity bands found at 675, 730, 777 and 837 cm-1. Raman bands of partzite in the spectral region 590 to 675 cm-1 are attributable the ν1 symmetric stretching modes. The Raman bands at 479 and 520 cm-1 are assigned to the ν3 antisymmetric stretching modes. Raman bands at 1396 and 1455 cm-1 are attributed to SbOH deformation modes. A complex pattern resulting from the overlapping band of the water and OH units is found. Raman bands are observed at 3266, 3376, 3407, 3563, 3586 and 3622 cm-1. The first three bands are assigned to water stretching vibrations. The three higher wavenumber bands are assigned to the stretching vibrations of the OH units. It is proposed that based upon observation of the Raman spectra that water is involved in the structure of partzite. Thus the formula Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7 may be better written as Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7 •xH2O
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||This paper is one of a series of papers on the Raman Spectroscopy and Structure of antimony bearing Minerals|
|Keywords:||antimony oxide, partzite bahianite, brandholzite, Raman Spectroscopy, valentinite, bindheimite, lewisite, romeite, stetefeldtite, and stibiconite|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603)|
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)
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Chemistry|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an electronic version of an article published in [Frost, Ray L. and Bahfenne, Silmarilly (2010) Raman spectroscopic study of the antimony containing mineral partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7. Spectroscopy Letters, 43(3). pp. 202-206.]. [Spectroscopy Letters] is available online at informaworld(TM).|
|Deposited On:||08 Apr 2010 07:33|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:23|
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