Characterization of the sulphate mineral amarantite Fe3 2 3+ (SO4)O 7H2O using infrared, Raman spectroscopy and thermogravimetry

Frost, Ray L., López, Andrés, Scholz, Ricardo, Xi, Yunfei, da Silveira, Aléssio J., & Lima, Rosa Malena Fernandes (2013) Characterization of the sulphate mineral amarantite Fe3 2 3+ (SO4)O 7H2O using infrared, Raman spectroscopy and thermogravimetry. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 114, pp. 85-91.

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The mineral amarantite Fe23+(SO4)O∙7H2O has been studied using a combination of techniques including thermogravimetry, electron probe analyses and vibrational spectroscopy. Thermal analysis shows decomposition steps at 77.63, 192.2, 550 and 641.4°C. The Raman spectrum of amarantite is dominated by an intense band at 1017 cm-1 assigned to the SO42- ν1 symmetric stretching mode. Raman bands at 1039, 1054, 1098, 1131, 1195 and 1233 cm-1 are attributed to the SO42- ν3 antisymmetric stretching modes. Very intense Raman band is observed at 409 cm-1 with shoulder bands at 399, 451 and 491 cm-1 are assigned to the v2 bending modes. A series of low intensity Raman bands are found at 543, 602, 622 and 650 cm-1 are assigned to the v4 bending modes. A very sharp Raman band at 3529 cm-1 is assigned to the stretching vibration of OH units. A series of Raman bands observed at 3025, 3089, 3227, 3340, 3401 and 3480 cm-1 are assigned to water bands. Vibrational spectroscopy enables aspects of the molecular structure of the mineral amarantite to be ascertained.

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ID Code: 60829
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, Amarantite, Infrared spectroscopy, Sulphate, Evaporite
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.04.111
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 B.V. All rights reserved.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 114, October 2013, Pages 85–91. DOI#: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.04.111
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2013 02:14
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