Surface Hydroxyl Identity and Reactivity in Akaganeite
2011 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 115, no 34, 17036-17045 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Hydroxyl groups on surfaces of well-defined akaganeite (beta-FeOOH) particles were identified by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. These efforts, assisted by molecular dynamics simulations, enabled the extraction of spectral signatures for these groups of the dominant (100), (001), and (010) crystallographic planes. Band assignments were supported by spectral variations induced by proton and chloride adsorption as well as temperature-programmed desorption. Molecular dynamics simulations were used to determine patterns and free energies of formation of hydrogen bonds. Surface Fe-O distances as well as hydrogen-bond numbers were also used to predict proton affinities. All spectral component concentrations display highly comparable responses to proton loadings with those of other FeOOH minerals previously studied with our coupled experimental-theoretical approach. These similarities underpin common thermodynamic stabilities for hydroxyls of a given Fe nuclearity on different planes of different minerals.
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Washington DC: American Chemical Society , 2011. Vol. 115, no 34, 17036-17045 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46679DOI: 10.1021/jp204550kOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-46679DiVA: diva2:440753