The crystal structure and the chemical composition of a paravauxite from the Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [Fe(Fe2+ 0.916Mn2+0.016Mg0.064Ca0.002)0.998 Al(1)Al(2)Al2.005P(P1.998Si0.002)2O8(OH)2·8H2O, a = 5.242(1) Å, b = 10.569(2) Å, c = 6.970(2) Å, α = 106.78(3)°, β = 110.81(2)° and γ = 72.29(2)°, space group P1], was investigated by single-crystal neutron diffraction and electron microprobe analysis in wavelength-dispersive mode. Neutron-intensity data were collected at 293 K and anisotropic structure refinement was performed. At the end of the refinement no peak larger than ±1.3 fm/Å3 was present in the final difference-Fourier map of the nuclear density. The final statistical index was R 1 = 0.0495 for 194 refined parameters and 1678 unique reflections with F o > 4σ(F o). Eleven independent H sites (i.e. H(1), H(2), H(3), H(4A), H(4B), H(5), H (6), H(7), H(8), H(9A) and H(9B)), all at ∼1 Å from the respective O sites, were located successfully. H(4A) and H(4B) and H(9A) and H(9B) are two mutually exclusive subsite couples only 0.4-0.6 Å apart. The complex H-bonding scheme in the paravauxite structure is now well defined and 12 independent H bonds, with an energetically favourable bonding configuration, are described. A comparison between the previous experimental findings based on Raman and infrared spectroscopy and those obtained in this present study is carried out. Paravauxite provides the rare opportunity to investigate the H-bond configuration of coexisting hydroxyl groups and H2O molecules in minerals by single-crystal neutron diffraction. H2O is present as zeolitic (i.e. lying in the cavities) and non-zeolitic H2O (i.e. bonded to Al or Fe to form Al or Fe octahedra).
|Titolo:||On the complex H-bonding network in paravauxite, Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O : a single-crystal neutron diffraction study|
GATTA, GIACOMO DIEGO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||crystal chemistry; hydrogen bonding; paravauxite; phosphate minerals; single-crystal neutron diffraction|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/09 - Georisorse Miner.Appl.Mineral.-Petrogr.per l'amb.e i Beni Cul|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1180/minmag.2014.078.4.05|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|