A vibrational spectroscopic study of the phosphate mineral cyrilovite Na(Fe3+)3(PO4)2(OH)4·2(H2O) and in comparison with wardite

Frost, Ray L., Xi, Yunfei, & Scholz, Ricardo (2013) A vibrational spectroscopic study of the phosphate mineral cyrilovite Na(Fe3+)3(PO4)2(OH)4·2(H2O) and in comparison with wardite. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 108, pp. 244-250.

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Abstract

Vibrational spectroscopy enables subtle details of the molecular structure of cyrilovite to be determined. Single crystals of a pure phase from a Brazilian pegmatite were used. Cyrilovite is the Fe3+ member of the wardite group. The infrared and Raman spectroscopy were applied to compare the structure of cyrilovite with that of wardite. The Raman spectrum of cyrilovite in the 800–1400 cm−1 spectral range shows two intense bands at 992 and 1055 cm−1 assigned to the ν1View the MathML source symmetric stretching vibrations. A series of low intensity bands at 1105, 1136, 1177 and 1184 cm−1 are assigned to the ν3View the MathML source antisymmetric stretching modes. The infrared spectrum of cyrilovite in the 500–1300 cm−1 shows much greater complexity than the Raman spectrum. Strong infrared bands are found at 970 and 1007 cm−1 and are attributed to the ν1View the MathML source symmetric stretching mode. Raman bands are observed at 612 and 631 cm−1 and are assigned to the ν4 out of plane bending modes of the View the MathML source unit. In the 2600–3800 cm−1 spectral range, intense Raman bands for cyrilovite are found at 3328 and 3452 cm−1 with a broad shoulder at 3194 cm−1 and are assigned to OH stretching vibrations. Sharp infrared bands are observed at 3485 and 3538 cm−1. Raman spectroscopy complimented with infrared spectroscopy has enabled the structure of cyrilovite to be ascertained and compared with that of wardite.

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ID Code: 58845
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cyrilovite, Wardite, Phosphate, Hydroxyl, Raman spectroscopy, Infrared
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.02.007
ISSN: 1386-1425
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 Elsevier.
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2013 01:59
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 09:10

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