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Transition of chromium oxyhydroxide nanomaterials to chromium oxide : a hot stage Raman spectroscopic study

Frost, Ray L., Yang, Jing, & Martens, Wayde N. (2010) Transition of chromium oxyhydroxide nanomaterials to chromium oxide : a hot stage Raman spectroscopic study. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42(5), pp. 1142-1146.

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Abstract

The transition of disc-like chromium hydroxide nanomaterials to chromium oxide nanomaterials has been studied by hot stage Raman spectroscopy. The structure and morphology of α-CrO(OH) synthesised using hydrothermal treatment was confirmed by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The Raman spectrum of α-CrO(OH) is characterised by two intense bands at 823 and 630 cm-1 attributed to ν1 CrIII-O symmetric stretching mode, bands at 1179 cm-1 attributed to CrIII-OH δ deformation modes. No bands are observed above 3000 cm-1. The absence of characteristic OH vibrational bands may be due to short hydrogen bonds in the α-CrO(OH) structure. Upon thermal treatment of α-CrO(OH), new Raman bands are observed at 599, 542, 513, 396, 344 and 304 cm-1, which are attributed to Cr2O3. This hot-stage Raman study shows that the transition of α-CrO(OH) to Cr2O3 occurs before 350 °C.

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ID Code: 38268
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2773
ISSN: 0377-0486
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Spectrometry (030101)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 John Wiley & Sons
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2010 08:44
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 12:10

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