Vibrational spectroscopic characterization of the phosphate mineral anapaite Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4(H2O)

Frost, Ray L., Xi, Yunfei, & Scholz, Ricardo (2013) Vibrational spectroscopic characterization of the phosphate mineral anapaite Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4(H2O). Spectroscopy Letters, 46(6), pp. 441-446.

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We have characterized anapaite Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2·4(H2O), a rare Ca and Fe phosphate, using a combination of electron microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy. The mineral occurs in soils and lacustrine sediments and is usually related to the diagenetic process in phosphorous rich sediments. The phosphate anion is characterized by its Raman spectrum with an intense sharp band at 943 cm-1, attributed to the ν1 PO4 3- symmetric stretching mode. Three bands at 992, 1039 and 1071 cm-1 are attributed to ν3 PO4 3-antisymmetric stretching modes. The infrared spectrum of anapaite shows complexity with a series of overlapping bands. Water in the structure of anapaite is observed by OH stretching vibrations at 2777, 3022 and 3176 cm-1 (Raman) and 2744, 3014 and 3096 cm-1 (infrared). The position of these bands provides evidence for the strong hydrogen bonding of water in the anapaite structure and contributes to the stability of the mineral.

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ID Code: 58785
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: anapaite, hydroxyl, infrared, phosphate, Raman spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1080/00387010.2012.753092
ISSN: 1532-2289 (online) 0038-7010 (print)
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 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Deposited On: 04 Jun 2013 00:02
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 22:55

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