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Raman spectroscopic study of the antimonate mineral bottinoite Ni[Sb2(OH)12].6H2O and in comparison with brandholzite Mg[Sb5+2(OH)12]•6H2O

Frost, Ray L. & Bahfenne, Silmarilly (2010) Raman spectroscopic study of the antimonate mineral bottinoite Ni[Sb2(OH)12].6H2O and in comparison with brandholzite Mg[Sb5+2(OH)12]•6H2O. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41(10), pp. 1353-1356.

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Abstract

Raman spectra of bottinoite Ni[Sb(OH)6].6H2O were studied, and related to the molecular structure of the mineral. An intense sharp Raman band at 618 cm-1 is attributed to the SbO symmetric stretching mode. The low intensity band at 735 cm-1 is ascribed to the SbO antisymmetric stretching vibration. Low intensity Raman bands were found at 501, 516 and 578 cm-1. Four Raman bands observed at 1045, 1080, 1111 and 1163 cm-1 are assigned to δ SbOH deformation modes. A complex pattern resulting from the overlapping band of the water and hydroxyl units is observed. Raman bands are observed at 3223, 3228, 3368, 3291, 3458 and 3510 cm-1. The first two Raman bands are assigned to water stretching vibrations. The two higher wavenumber Raman bands observed at 3466 and 3552 cm-1 and two infrared bands at 3434 and 3565 cm-1 are assigned to the stretching vibrations of the hydroxyl units. Observed Raman and infrared bands are connected with O-H…O hydrogen bonds and their lengths 2.72, 2.79, 2.86, 2.88 and 3.0 Å (Raman) and 2.73, 2.83 and 3.07 Å (infrared).

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ID Code: 37842
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: bottinoite, brandholzite, antimonate, antimonite, molecular water, Raman, infrared, spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2569
ISSN: 0377-0486
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 John Wiley & Sons
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2010 08:47
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:25

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