Vibrational spectroscopy of the multianion mineral kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

Frost, Ray L., Couperthwaite, Sara J., & Xi, Yunfei (2012) Vibrational spectroscopy of the multianion mineral kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6. Spectroscopy Letters, 45(7), pp. 482-486.

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Some minerals are colloidal and show no X-ray diffraction patterns. Vibrational spectroscopy offers one of the few methods for the assessment of the structure of these types of mineral. Among this group of minerals is kemmlitzite (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6. The objective of this research is to determine the molecular structure of the mineral kemmlitzite using vibrational spectroscopy. Raman microscopy offers a useful method for the analysis of such colloidal minerals.

Raman and infrared bands are attributed to the AsO43- , SO42- and water stretching vibrations. The Raman spectrum is dominated by a very intense sharp band at 984 cm-1 assigned to the SO42- symmetric stretching mode. Raman bands at 690, 772 and 825 cm-1 may be assigned to the AsO43- antisymmetric and symmetric stretching modes. Raman bands observed at 432 and 465 cm-1 are attributable to the doubly degenerate 2 (SO4)2- bending mode. Vibrational spectroscopy is important in the assessment of the molecular structure of the kemmlitzite, especially when the mineral is non-diffracting or poorly diffracting.

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ID Code: 57894
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: arsenate, beudantite, kemmlitzite, Raman spectroscopy, sulphate
DOI: 10.1080/00387010.2011.618519
ISSN: 1532-2289
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 Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Spectroscopy Letters © 2012 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Spectroscopy Letters is available online at:
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2013 23:44
Last Modified: 11 May 2014 14:03

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