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Title: Vibrational spectroscopy of the mineral meyerhofferite CaB3O3(OH)5 H2O - an assessment of the molecular structure.
Authors: Frost, Ray Leslie
López, Andrés
Xi, Yunfei
Cipriano, Ricardo Augusto Scholz
Costa, Geraldo Magela da
Belotti, Fernanda Maria
Lima, Rosa Malena Fernandes
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: FROST, R. L. et al. ibrational spectroscopy of the mineral meyerhofferite CaB3O3(OH)5 H2O - an assessment of the molecular structure. Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, v. 114, p. 27-32, 2013. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 07 out. 2014.
Abstract: Meyerhofferite is a calcium hydrated borate mineral with ideal formula: CaB3O3(OH)5_H2O and occurs as white complex acicular to crude crystals with length up to _4 cm, in fibrous divergent, radiating aggregates or reticulated and is often found in sedimentary or lake-bed borate deposits. The Raman spectrum of meyerhofferite is dominated by intense sharp band at 880 cm_1 assigned to the symmetric stretching mode of trigonal boron. Broad Raman bands at 1046, 1110, 1135 and 1201 cm_1 are attributed to BOH in-plane bending modes. Raman bands in the 900–1000 cm_1 spectral region are assigned to the antisymmetric stretching of tetrahedral boron. Distinct OH stretching Raman bands are observed at 3400, 3483 and 3608 cm_1. The mineral meyerhofferite has a distinct Raman spectrum which is different from the spectrum of other borate minerals, making Raman spectroscopy a very useful tool for the detection of meyerhofferite in sedimentary and lake bed deposits.
ISSN: 1386-1425
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