Infrared and Raman spectroscopic characterization of the silicate-carbonate mineral carletonite – KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F) H2O

Frost, Ray L., Xi, Yunfei, Scholz, Ricardo, López, Andrés, & Belotti, Fernanda Maria (2013) Infrared and Raman spectroscopic characterization of the silicate-carbonate mineral carletonite – KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F) H2O. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1042, pp. 1-7.

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Abstract An assessment of the molecular structure of carletonite a rare phyllosilicate mineral with general chemical formula given as KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F)·H2O has been undertaken using vibrational spectroscopy. Carletonite has a complex layered structure. Within one period of c, it contains a silicate layer of composition NaKSi8O18·H2O, a carbonate layer of composition NaCO3·0.5H2O and two carbonate layers of composition NaCa2CO3(F,OH)0.5.

Raman bands are observed at 1066, 1075 and 1086 cm−1. Whether these bands are due to the CO32- ν1 symmetric stretching mode or to an SiO stretching vibration is open to question.

Multiple bands are observed in the 300–800 cm−1 spectral region, making the attribution of these bands difficult. Multiple water stretching and bending modes are observed showing that there is much variation in hydrogen bonding between water and the silicate and carbonate surfaces.

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ID Code: 59115
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Carletonite, Carbonate, Infrared, Raman spectroscopy, Mount Saint-Hilaire
DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.03.036
ISSN: 1872-8014 (online) 0022-2860 (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 Elsevier B.V.
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Deposited On: 16 Apr 2013 23:38
Last Modified: 01 May 2013 21:12

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