A vibrational spectroscopic study of the silicate mineral analcime – Na2(Al4SiO4O12)·2H2O : a natural zeolite

Frost, Ray L., López, Andrés, Theiss, Frederick L., Romano, Antônio W., & Scholz, Ricardo (2014) A vibrational spectroscopic study of the silicate mineral analcime – Na2(Al4SiO4O12)·2H2O : a natural zeolite. Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 133, pp. 521-525.

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We have studied the mineral analcime using a combination of scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy and vibrational spectroscopy. The mineral analcime Na2(Al4SiO4O12)·2H2O is a crystalline sodium silicate. Chemical analysis shows the mineral contains a range of elements including Na, Al, Fe2+ and Si. The mineral is characterized by intense Raman bands observed at 1052, 1096 and 1125 cm−1. The infrared bands are broad; nevertheless bands may be resolved at 1006 and 1119 cm−1. These bands are assigned to SiO stretching vibrational modes. Intense Raman band at 484 cm−1 is attributed to OSiO bending modes. Raman bands observed at 2501, 3542, 3558 and 3600 cm−1 are assigned to the stretching vibrations of water. Low intensity infrared bands are noted at 3373, 3529 and 3608 cm−1. The observation of multiple water bands indicate that water is involved in the structure of analcime with differing hydrogen bond strengths. This concept is supported by the number of bands in the water bending region. Vibrational spectroscopy assists with the characterization of the mineral analcime.

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ID Code: 73140
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Analcime, Sodium silicate, Raman spectroscopy, Infrared spectroscopy, Zeolite
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2014.06.034
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 2014 Elsevier BV
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 133, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2014.06.034
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2014 23:52
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 07:04

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