Raman spectroscopy of decrespignyite (Y,REE)4Cu(CO3)4Cl(OH)5•2(H2O) and in relation with other halogenated carbonates including bastnasite, hydroxybastnasite, parisite and northupite

Frost, Ray L. & Palmer, Sara J. (2011) Raman spectroscopy of decrespignyite (Y,REE)4Cu(CO3)4Cl(OH)5•2(H2O) and in relation with other halogenated carbonates including bastnasite, hydroxybastnasite, parisite and northupite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42, pp. 2042-2048.

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Raman spectroscopy complimented with infrared spectroscopy has been used to study the rare earth based mineral decrespignyite (Y,REE)4Cu(CO3)4Cl(OH)5•2(H2O) and compared with the Raman spectra of a series of selected natural halogenated carbonates from different origins including bastnasite, parisite and northupite. The Raman spectrum of decrespignyite displays three bands are at 1056, 1070 and 1088 cm-1 attributed to the CO32- symmetric stretching vibration. The observation of three symmetric stretching vibrations is very unusual. The position of CO32- symmetric stretching vibration varies with mineral composition. Raman bands of decrespignyite show bands at 1391, 1414, 1489 and 1547 cm-1. Raman spectra of bastnasite, parisite and northupite show a single band at 1433, 1420 and 1554 cm-1 assigned to the ν3 (CO3)2- antisymmetric stretching mode. The observation of additional Raman bands for the ν3 modes for some halogenated carbonates is significant in that it shows distortion of the carbonate anion in the mineral structure. Four Raman bands are observed at 791, 815, 837 and 849 cm-1and assigned to the (CO3)2- ν2 bending modes. Raman bands are observed for decrespignyite at 694, 718 and 746 cm-1 and are assigned to the (CO3)2- ν4 bending modes. Raman bands are observed for the carbonate ν4 in phase bending modes at 722 cm-1 for bastnasite, 736 and 684 cm-1 for parisite, 714 cm-1 for northupite. Multiple bands are observed in the OH stretching region for decrespignyite, bastnasite and parisite indicating the presence of water and OH units in the mineral structure.

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ID Code: 47025
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Decrespignyite, bastnasite, hydroxybastnasite, parisite and northupite yttrium, rare earth carbonates
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2959
ISSN: 0377-0486
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 Wiley.
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2011 06:33
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 10:33

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