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Raman spectroscopy of dawsonite NaAl(CO3)(OH)2

Frost, Ray L. & Bouzaid, Jocelyne M. (2007) Raman spectroscopy of dawsonite NaAl(CO3)(OH)2. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 38(7), pp. 873-879.

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Abstract

Raman spectroscopy at both 298 and 77 K complimented with infrared spectroscopy has been used to study the structure of dawsonite. Previous crystallographic studies concluded that the structure of dawsonite was a simple one, however both Raman and infrared spectroscopy show that this conclusion is incorrect. Multiple bands are observed in both the Raman and infrared spectra in the antisymmetric stretching and bending regions showing that the symmetry of the carbonate anion is reduced and in all probablity the carbonate anions are not equivalent in the dawsonite structure. Multiple OH deformation vibrations centred upon 950 cm-1 in both the Raman and infrared spectra show that the OH units in the dawsonite structure are non-equivalent. Calculations using the position of the Raman and infrared OH stretching vibrations enabled estimates of the hydrogen bond distances of 0.2735, 0.27219 pm at 298 K and 0.27315, 0.2713 pm at 77 K to be made. This indicates strong hydrogen bonding of the OH units in the dawsonite structure.

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ID Code: 9001
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: barentsite, dawsonite, tunisite, smithsonite, carbonate, hydroxyl, Infrared and Raman spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.1733
ISSN: 0377-0486
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Current > Research Centres > Science Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons
Copyright Statement: The definite version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:36

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