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Vibrational spectroscopic analysis of taranakite (K,NH4)Al3(PO4)3(OH) •9(H2O) from the Jenolan Caves, Australia

Frost, Ray L., Xi, Yunfei, Palmer, Sara J., & Pogson, Ross (2011) Vibrational spectroscopic analysis of taranakite (K,NH4)Al3(PO4)3(OH) •9(H2O) from the Jenolan Caves, Australia. Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 83(1), pp. 106-111.

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Abstract

Many phosphate containing minerals are found in the Jenolan Caves. Such minerals are formed by the reaction of bat guano and clays from the caves. Among these cave minerals is the mineral taranakite (K,NH4)Al3(PO4)3(OH)•9(H2O) which has been identified by X-ray diffraction. Jenolan Caves taranakite has been characterised by Raman spectroscopy. Raman and infrared bands are assigned to H2PO4-, OH and NH stretching vibrations. By using a combination of XRD and Raman spectroscopy, the existence of taranakite in the caves has been proven.

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ID Code: 46412
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, cave minerals, phosphate, taranakite, brushite
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.07.088
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 2011 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 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 [Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 83(1) 2011] DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.07.088
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2011 08:13
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 02:57

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