Raman spectroscopic study of the minerals apophyllite-(KF) KCa4Si8O20F.8H2O and apophyllite-(KOH) KCa4Si8O20(F,OH).8H2O

Frost, Ray L. & Xi, Yunfei (2012) Raman spectroscopic study of the minerals apophyllite-(KF) KCa4Si8O20F.8H2O and apophyllite-(KOH) KCa4Si8O20(F,OH).8H2O. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1028, pp. 200-207.

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Raman spectroscopy complimented with infrared spectroscopy has been used to study the variation in molecular structure of two minerals of the apophyllite mineral group, namely apophyllite-(KF)KCa4Si8O20F.8H2O and apophyllite-(KOH) KCa4Si8O20(F,OH).8H2O. apophyllite-(KF) and apophyllite-(KOH) are different minerals only because of the difference in the percentage of fluorine to hydroxyl ions. The Raman spectra are dominated by a very intense sharp peak at 1059 cm -1. A band at around 846 cm -1 is assigned to the water librational mode. It is proposed that the difference between apophyllite-(KF) and apophyllite-(KOH) is the observation of two Raman bands in the OH stretching region at around 3563 and 3625 cm -1. Multiple water stretching and bending modes are observed showing that there is much variation in hydrogen bonding between water and the silicate surfaces.

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ID Code: 52762
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Apophyllite-(KF) and apophyllite-(KOH), Xonotlite, Silicate, Raman spectroscopy, Infrared spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2012.06.005
ISSN: 0022-2860
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
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 Journal of Molecular Structure. 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 Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1028, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2012.06.005
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2012 01:49
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 22:01

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