Raman spectroscopy of the multi-anion mineral schlossmacherite (H3O,Ca)Al3(AsO4,PO4,SO4)2(OH)6

Frost, Ray L., Palmer, Sara J., & Xi, Yunfei (2012) Raman spectroscopy of the multi-anion mineral schlossmacherite (H3O,Ca)Al3(AsO4,PO4,SO4)2(OH)6. Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 87, pp. 209-213.

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The mineral schlossmacherite (H3O,Ca)Al3(AsO4,PO4,SO4)2(OH)6 , a multi-cation-multi-anion mineral of the beudantite mineral subgroup has been characterised by Raman spectroscopy. The mineral and related minerals functions as a heavy metal collector and is often amorphous or poorly crystalline, such that XRD identification is difficult. The Raman spectra are dominated by an intense band at 864 cm-1, assigned to the symmetric stretching mode of the AsO43- anion. Raman bands at 809 and 819 cm-1 are assigned to the antisymmetric stretching mode of AsO43- . The sulphate anion is characterised by bands at 1000 cm-1 (ν1), and at 1031, 1082 and 1139 cm-1 (ν3).

Two sets of bands in the OH stretching region are observed: firstly between 2800 and 3000 cm-1 with bands observed at 2850, 2868, 2918 cm-1 and secondly between 3300 and 3600 with bands observed at 3363, 3382, 3410, 3449 and 3537 cm-1. These bands enabled the calculation of hydrogen bond distances and show a wide range of H-bond distances.

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ID Code: 47913
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, schlossmacherite, kemmlitzite, beudantite, arsenate, sulphate
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.11.040
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 > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: 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, Volume 87, 15 February 2012, Pages 209-213, DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.11.040
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2012 00:31
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