A Raman spectroscopic comparison of calcite and dolomite

Sun, Junmin, Wu, Zeguang, Cheng, Hongfei, Zhang, Zhanjun, & Frost, Ray L. (2014) A Raman spectroscopic comparison of calcite and dolomite. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 117, pp. 158-162.

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Abstract

Raman spectroscopy was used to characterize and differentiate the two minerals calcite and dolomite and the bands related to the mineral structure. The (CO3)2− group is characterized by four prominent Raman vibrational modes: (a) the symmetric stretching, (b) the asymmetric deformation, (c) asymmetric stretching and (d) symmetric deformation. These vibrational modes of the calcite and dolomite were observed at 1440, 1088, 715 and 278 cm−1. The significant differences between the minerals calcite and dolomite are observed by Raman spectroscopy. Calcite shows the typical bands observed at 1361, 1047, 715 and 157 cm−1, and the special bands at 1393, 1098, 1069, 1019, 299, 258 and 176 cm−1 for dolomite are observed. The difference is explained on the basis of the structure variation of the two minerals. Calcite has a trigonal structure with two molecules per unit cell, and dolomite has a hexagonal structure. This is more likely to cause the splitting and distorting of the carbonate groups. Another cause for the difference is the cation substituting for Mg in the dolomite mineral.

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ID Code: 64358
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, Carbonate, Calcite, Dolomite
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.08.014
ISSN: 13861425
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.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Spectrochimica Acta Part A. 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, [Volume 117, (3 January 2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.08.014
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2013 23:41
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 11:20

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