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Title: A Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the sulphate mineral aluminite Al2(SO4)(OH)4 7H2O.
Authors: Frost, Ray Leslie
López, Andrés
Cipriano, Ricardo Augusto Scholz
Wang, Lina
Keywords: Aluminite
Water of hydration
Raman spectroscopy
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: FROST, R. L. et al. A Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the sulphate mineral aluminite Al2(SO4)(OH)4 7H2O. Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, v. 148, p. 232-236, 2015. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 08 set. 2015.
Abstract: The mineral aluminite has been studied using a number of techniques, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX) and Raman and infrared spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy identifies multiple sulphate symmetric stretching modes in line with the three sulphate crystallographically different sites. Raman spectroscopy also identifies a low intensity band at 1069 cm 1 which may be attributed to a carbonate symmetric stretching mode, indicating the presence of thaumasite. The observation of multiple bands in this m4 spectral region offers evidence for the reduction in symmetry of the sulphate anion from Td to C2v or even lower symmetry. The Raman band at 3588 cm 1 is assigned to the OH unit stretching vibration and the broad feature at around 3439 cm 1 to water stretching bands. Water stretching vibrations are observed at 3157, 3294, 3378 and 3439 cm 1. Vibrational spectroscopy enables an assessment of the molecular structure of aluminite to be made.
ISSN: 1386-1425
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