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Raman spectroscopic study of the hydroxy-arsenate mineral geminite Cu(AsO3OH)•H2O

Frost, Ray L., Keeffe, Eloise C., Bahfenne, Silmarilly, Cejka, Jiri, Sejkora, Jiri, & Plasil, Jakub (2010) Raman spectroscopic study of the hydroxy-arsenate mineral geminite Cu(AsO3OH)•H2O. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41(9), pp. 1038-1043.

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Abstract

The mineral geminite, an hydrated hydroxy-arsenate mineral of formula Cu(AsO3OH)•H2O, has been studied by Raman and infrared spectroscopy. Two minerals from different origins were investigated and the spectra proved quite similar. In the Raman spectra of geminite, four bands are observed at 813, 843, 853 and 885 cm-1. The assignment of these bands is as follows: (a) The band at 853 cm-1 is assigned to the AsO43- ν1 symmetric stretching mode (b) the band at 885 cm-1 is assigned to the AsO3OH2- ν1 symmetric stretching mode (c) the band at 843 cm-1 is assigned to the AsO43- ν3 antisymmetric stretching mode (d) the band at 813 cm-1 is ascribed to the AsO3OH2- ν3 antisymmetric stretching mode. Two Raman bands at 333 and 345 cm-1 are attributed to the ν2 AsO4 3- bending mode and a set of higher wavenumber bands are assigned to the ν4 AsO43- bending mode. A very complex set of overlapping bands is observed in both the Raman and infrared spectra. Raman bands are observed at 2288, 2438, 2814, 3152, 3314, 3448 and 3521 cm-1. Two Raman bands at 2288 and 2438 cm-1 are ascribed to very strongly hydrogen bonded water. The broader Raman bands at 3152 and 3314 cm-1 may be assigned to adsorbed water and not so strongly hydrogen bonded water in the molecular structure of geminate. Two bands at 3448 and 3521 cm-1 are assigned to the OH stretching vibrations of the (AsO3OH)2- units. Raman spectroscopy identified Raman bands attributable to AsO43- and AsO3OH2- units.

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ID Code: 35746
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: geminite, acid-arsenate, arsenate, Raman spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2538
ISSN: 0377-0486
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)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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Deposited On: 23 Sep 2010 12:47
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:21

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