The molecular structure of matioliite – NaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6·2(H2O) : a pegmatite mineral from Minas Gerais, Brazil

Scholz, Ricardo, Xi, Yunfei, & Frost, Ray L. (2013) The molecular structure of matioliite – NaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6·2(H2O) : a pegmatite mineral from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1033, pp. 265-271.

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Detailed spectroscopic and chemical investigation of matioliite, including infrared and Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis has been carried out on homogeneous samples from the Gentil pegmatite, Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The chemical composition is (wt.%): FeO 2.20, CaO 0.05, Na2O 1.28, MnO 0.06, Al2O3 39.82, P2O5 42.7, MgO 4.68, F 0.02 and H2O 9.19; total 100.00. The mineral crystallize in the monoclinic crystal system, C2/c space group, with a = 25.075(1) Å, b = 5.0470(3) Å, c = 13.4370(7) Å, β = 110.97(3)°, V = 1587.9(4) Å3, Z = 4.

Raman spectroscopy coupled with infrared spectroscopy supports the concept of phosphate, hydrogen phosphate and dihydrogen phosphate units in the structure of matioliite. Infrared and Raman bands attributed to water and hydroxyl stretching modes are identified. Vibrational spectroscopy adds useful information to the molecular structure of matioliite.

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ID Code: 58771
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Matioliite, Phosphate, Pegmatite, Infrared spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2012.09.055
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
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2013 04:26
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 06:57

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