Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/4194
Title: The molecular structure of the phosphate mineral senegalite Al2(PO4)(OH)3-3H2O - a vibrational spectroscopic study.
Authors: Frost, Ray Leslie
López, Andrés
Xi, Yunfei
Murta, Natália
Cipriano, Ricardo Augusto Scholz
Keywords: Senegalite
Phosphate
Pegmatite
Raman spectroscopy
Infrared spectroscopy
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: FROST, R. L. et al. The molecular structure of the phosphate mineral senegalite Al2(PO4)(OH)3-3H2O - a vibrational spectroscopic study. Journal of Molecular Structure, v. 1048, p. 420-425, 2013. Disponível em: <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022286013005097>. Acesso em: 07 out. 2014.
Abstract: We have studied the mineral senagalite, a hydrated hydroxy phosphate of aluminium with formula Al2(-PO4)(OH)3_3H2O using a combination of electron microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy. Senegalite crystal aggregates shows tabular to prismatic habitus and orthorhombic form. The Raman spectrum is dominated by an intense band at 1029 cm_1 assigned to the PO3_ 4 m1 symmetric stretching mode. Intense Raman bands are found at 1071 and 1154 cm_1 with bands of lesser intensity at 1110, 1179 and 1206 cm_1 and are attributed to the PO3_ 4 m3 antisymmetric stretching vibrations. The infrared spectrum shows complexity with a series overlapping bands. A comparison is made with spectra of other aluminium containing phosphate minerals such as augelite and turquoise. Multiple bands are observed for the phosphate bending modes giving support for the reduction of symmetry of the phosphate anion. Vibrational spectroscopy offers a means for the assessment of the structure of senagalite.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/4194
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.05.061
ISSN: 0022-2860
metadata.dc.rights.license: O periódico Journal of Molecular Structure concede permissão para depósito deste artigo no Repositório Institucional da UFOP. Número da licença: 3487800357317.
Appears in Collections:DEGEO - Artigos de periódicos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ARTIGO_MolecularStructureSenegalite.pdf1,07 MBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.