The molecular structure of the multianion mineral hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 - Implications for arsenic removal from soils
Frost, Ray L., Xi, Yunfei, & Palmer, Sara J. (2011) The molecular structure of the multianion mineral hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 - Implications for arsenic removal from soils. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1005(1-3), pp. 214-219.
The objective of this research is to determine the molecular structure of the mineral hidalgoite PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 using vibrational spectroscopy. The mineral is found in old mine sites. Observed bands are assigned to the stretching and bending vibrations of (SO4)2- and (AsO4)3- units, stretching and bending vibrations of hydrogen bonded (OH)- ions and Al3+-(O,OH) units. The approximate range of O-H...O hydrogen bond lengths is inferred from the Raman and infrared spectra. Values of 2.6989 Å, 2.7682 Å, 2.8659 Å were obtained. The formation of hidalgoite may offer a mechanism for the removal of arsenic from the environment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Raman spectroscopy, hidalgoite, arsenate contamination, arsenic in cattle dips, soil remediation|
|ISSN:||1872-8014 (online) 0022-2860 (print)|
|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 BV|
|Deposited On:||08 Nov 2011 15:53|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2011 20:10|
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