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Raman spectroscopic study of the mineral shattuckite Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2

Frost, Ray L. & Xi, Yunfei (2012) Raman spectroscopic study of the mineral shattuckite Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2. Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 87, pp. 241-244.

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Abstract

Shattuckite Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2 is a copper hydroxy silicate and is commonly known as a ‘healing’ mineral. Three shattuckite mineral samples from three different origins were analysed by Raman spectroscopy. Some Raman bands are common in the spectra of the minerals. Raman bands at around 890, 1058 and 1102 are described as the ν3 –SiO3 antisymmetric stretching vibrations. The Raman band at 670 cm-1 is assigned to the ν4 bending modes of the -SiO3 units and the band at around 785 cm-1is due to Si-O-Si chain stretching mode. Raman (and infrared) spectroscopy proves that water is in the molecular structure of shattuckite; thus the formula is better written as Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2•xH2O.

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ID Code: 47915
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: shattuckite, silicate, Raman spectroscopy, hydroxyl ions, planchéite, dioptase
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.11.046
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 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 241-244, DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.11.046
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2012 10:21
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2013 10:24

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