Vibrational spectroscopic study of the antimonate mineral stibiconite Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)

Frost, Ray L. & Bahfenne, Silmarilly (2010) Vibrational spectroscopic study of the antimonate mineral stibiconite Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH). Spectroscopy Letters - An International Journal for Rapid Communication, 43(6), pp. 486-490.

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The Raman and infrared spectrum of the antimonate mineral stibiconite Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH) were used to define aspects of the molecular structure of the mineral. Bands attributable to water, OH stretching and bending and SbO stretching and bending were assigned. The mineral has been shown to contain both calcium and water and the formula is probably best written (Sb3+,Ca)ySb5+2-x(O,OH,H2O)6-7 where y approaches 1 and x varies from 0 to 1. Infrared spectroscopy complimented with thermogravimetric analysis proves the presence of water in the stibiconite structure. The mineral stibiconite is formed through replacement of the sulphur in stibnite. No Raman or infrared bands attributable to stibnite were identified in the spectra.

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ID Code: 34077
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: stibiconite, stibnite, antimony ochre, brandholzite, infrared, Raman spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1080/00387010903360313
ISSN: 0038-7010
Subjects: 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
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2010 01:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:18

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