Vibrational spectroscopic study of the minerals cavansite and pentagonite Ca(V4+O)Si4O10.4H2O

Frost, Ray L. & Xi, Yunfei (2012) Vibrational spectroscopic study of the minerals cavansite and pentagonite Ca(V4+O)Si4O10.4H2O. Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 95, pp. 263-269.

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The bright blue minerals cavansite and pentagonite, a calcium vanadium silicate Ca(V4+O)Si4O10.4H2O, have been studied by UV–Visible, Raman and infrared spectroscopy. Cavansite shows an open porous structure with very small micron sized holes. Strong UV–Visible absorption bands are observed at around 403, 614 and 789 nm for cavansite and pentagonite. The Raman spectrum of cavansite is dominated by an intense band at 981 cm -1 and pentagonite by a band at 971 cm-1 attributed to the stretching vibrations of (SiO3)n units. Cavansite is characterised by two intense bands at 574 and 672 cm-1 whereas pentagonite by a single band at 651 cm-1. The Raman spectrum of cavansite in the hydroxyl stretching region shows bands at 3504, 3546, 3577, 3604 and 3654 cm-1 whereas pentagonite is a single band at 3532 cm_1. These bands are attributed to water coordinated to calcium and vanadium. XPS studies show that bond energy of oxygen in oxides is 530 eV, and in hydroxides -531.5 eV and for water -533.5 eV. XPS studies show a strong peak at 531.5 eV for cavansite, indicating some OH units in the structure of cavansite.

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ID Code: 51327
Item Type: Journal Article
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DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2012.04.021
ISSN: 1386-1425
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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, [VOL 95, (2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2012.04.021
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