Vibrational spectroscopy of the borate mineral tunellite SrB6O9(OH)2·3(H2O) : implications for the molecular structure

Frost, Ray L., López, Andrés, Scholz, Ricardo, & Xi, Yunfei (2014) Vibrational spectroscopy of the borate mineral tunellite SrB6O9(OH)2·3(H2O) : implications for the molecular structure. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1059, pp. 40-43.

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Tunellite is a strontium borate mineral with formula: SrB6O9(OH)2∙3(H2O) and occurs as colorless crystals in the monoclinic pyramidal crystal system. An intense Raman band at 994 cm-1 was assigned to the BO stretching vibration of the B2O3 units. Raman bands at 1043, 1063, 1082 and 1113 cm-1 are attributed to the in-plane bending vibrations of trigonal boron. Sharp Raman bands observed at 464, 480, 523, 568 and 639 cm-1 are simply defined as trigonal and tetrahedral borate bending modes. The Raman spectrum clearly shows intense Raman bands at 3567 and 3614 cm-1, attributed to OH units. The molecular structure of a natural tunellite has been assessed by using vibrational spectroscopy.

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ID Code: 65147
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, Borate, Tunellite, Infrared, Evaporite
DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.10.012
ISSN: 0022-2860
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 Journal of Molecular Structure. 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 Journal of Molecular Structure, [VOL 1059, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.10.012
Deposited On: 06 Dec 2013 00:37
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 15:46

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