The molecular structure of the mineral sarmientite Fe2(AsO4,SO4)2(OH)6•5H2O - implications for arsenic accumulation and removal
Frost, Ray L., Palmer, Sara J., & Xi, Yunfei (2011) The molecular structure of the mineral sarmientite Fe2(AsO4,SO4)2(OH)6•5H2O - implications for arsenic accumulation and removal. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1004(1-3), pp. 88-93.
Sarmientite is an environmental mineral; its formation in soils enables the entrapment and immobilisation of arsenic. The mineral sarmientite is often amorphous making the application of X-ray diffraction difficult.
Vibrational spectroscopy has been applied to the study of sarmientite. Bands are attributed to the vibrational units of arsenate, sulphate, hydroxyl and water. Raman bands at 794, 814 and 831 cm-1 are assigned to the ν3 (AsO4)3- antisymmetric stretching modes and the ν1 symmetric stretching mode is observed at 891 cm-1. Raman bands at 1003 and 1106 cm-1 are attributed to SO42- vibrations. The Raman band at 484 cm-1 is assigned to the triply degenerate (AsO4)3- bending vibration. The high intensity Raman band observed at 355 cm-1 (both lower and upper) is considered to be due to the (AsO4)3- 2 bending vibration. Bands attribute to water and OH stretching vibrations are observed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||sarmientite, arsenate, arsenic removal, sulphate, Raman spectroscopy|
|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 2011 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Molecular Structure. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Molecular Structure, 1004(1-3), pp.88-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruct.2011.07.034|
|Deposited On:||04 Oct 2011 09:29|
|Last Modified:||06 Oct 2011 02:50|
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