A vibrational spectroscopic study of the silicate mineral ardennite-(As)

Frost, Ray L., López, Andrés, Xi, Yunfei, Scholz, Ricardo, & Gandini, Antonio Luciano (2014) A vibrational spectroscopic study of the silicate mineral ardennite-(As). Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 118, pp. 987-991.

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We have used a combination of scanning electron microscopy with EDX and vibrational spectroscopy to study the mineral ardennite-(As). The mineral ardennite-(As) of accepted formula Mn2þ 4 (Al,Mg)6(Si3O10)(SiO4)2(AsO4,VO4)(OH)6 is a silicate mineral which may contain arsenate and/or vanadates anions. Because of the oxyanions present, the mineral lends itself to analysis by Raman and infrared spectroscopy. Qualitative chemical analysis shows a homogeneous phase, composed by Si, Mn, Al and As. Ca and V were also observed in partial substitution for Mn and As. Raman bands at 1197, 1225, 1287 and 1394 cm-1 are assigned to SiO stretching vibrations. The strong Raman bands at 779 and 877 cm-1 are assigned to the AsO3- 4 antisymmetric and symmetric stretching vibrations.

The Raman band at 352 cm-1 is assigned to the m2 symmetric bending vibration. The series of Raman bands between 414 and 471 cm-1 are assigned to the m4 out of plane bending modes of the AsO3-4 units. Intense Raman bands observed at 301 and 314 cm-1 are attributed to the MnO stretching and bending vibrations. Raman bands at 3041, 3149, 3211 and 3298 cm-1 are attributed to the stretching vibrations of OH units. There is vibrational spectroscopic evidence for the presence of water adsorbed on the ardennite-(As) surfaces.

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ID Code: 65143
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Silicate, Raman spectroscopy, Ardennite-(As), Infrared spectroscopy, Adsorbed water
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.09.148
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.
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, [VOL 118, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.09.148
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2013 00:44
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 05:33

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