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Metal Ion Coordination at the Water–Manganite (γ-MnOOH) Interface II. An EXAFS Study of Zinc(II)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemistry.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemistry.
2000 (English)In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 229, no 2, 593-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The local structure of Zn(II) adsorbed at the water—manganite (γ-MnOOH) interface has been investigated by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy. Adsorption experiments were carried out within the pH range 6.17—9.87 and surface coverages of 0.9 to 9.7 μmol/m2Zn(II) coordination was observed to change from six to four as pH was increased. This was indicated by a change in Zn—O distance from 2.04 to 1.96 Å and by a decrease in the obtained coordination numbers. Two higher shells were detected at about 3.08 and 3.33 Å, at all pH values and surface coverage investigated. As the backscattering phase and amplitude functions of Mn and Zn are similar, we used structural and chemical considerations to assign the backscattering at 3.08 Å to Mn neighbors, and the one at 3.33 Å to Zn atoms. Indeed the size of the Zn polyhedra, especially of ZnO4, does not quite match the structure of the manganite surface. We conclude that Zn(II) forms multinuclear hydroxo-complexes or a zinc hydroxide phase at the surface, as it might be easier for an additional Zn(II) to bond to an already sorbed Zn. These results were compared to our previous EXAFS study of Cd(II) adsorption onto manganite, where mononuclear inner-sphere complexes bound to the surface via edges were found.

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2000. Vol. 229, no 2, 593-9 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-8976DOI: doi:10.1006/jcis.2000.7014OAI: diva2:148647
Available from: 2008-02-25 Created: 2008-02-25 Last updated: 2011-01-14Bibliographically approved

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