Raman spectroscopic study of a hydroxy-arsenate mineral containing bismuth-atelestite Bi2O(OH)(AsO4)

Frost, Ray L., Cejka, Jiri, Sejkora, Jiri, Plasil , Jakub, Reddy, B. Jagannadha, & Keeffe, Eloise C. (2011) Raman spectroscopic study of a hydroxy-arsenate mineral containing bismuth-atelestite Bi2O(OH)(AsO4). Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 78(1), pp. 494-496.

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The Raman spectrum of atelestite Bi2O(OH)(AsO4), a hydroxy-arsenate mineral containing bismuth, has been studied in terms of spectra-structure relations. The studied spectrum is compared with the Raman spectrum of atelestite downloaded from the RRUFF database. The sharp intense band at 834 cm-1 is assigned to the 1 AsO43- (A1) symmetric stretching mode and the three bands at 767, 782 and 802 cm-1 to the 3 AsO43- antisymmetric stretching modes. The bands at 310, 324, 353, 370, 395, 450, 480 and 623 cm-1 are assigned to the corresponding ν4 and ν2 bending modes and Bi-O-Bi (vibration of bridging oxygen) and Bi-O (vibration of non-bridging oxygen) stretching vibrations. Lattice modes are observed at 172, 199 and 218 cm-1. A broad low intensity band at 3095 cm-1 is attributed to the hydrogen bonded OH units in the atelestite structure. A weak band at 1082 cm-1 is assigned to  (Bi-OH) vibration.

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ID Code: 39639
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: atelestite, arsenate, bismuth, Raman spectroscopy, hydroxy group
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2010.11.016
ISSN: 1386-1425
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 Elsevier 2011
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2011 03:53
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 10:28

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