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Crystal structure of a carbonate-nosean Na (sub 8) [AlSiO (sub 4) ] (sub 6) CO (sub 3)

Thorsten M. Gesing and Josef-Christian Buhl
Crystal structure of a carbonate-nosean Na (sub 8) [AlSiO (sub 4) ] (sub 6) CO (sub 3)
European Journal of Mineralogy (February 1998) 10 (1): 71-77


The crystal structure of this synthetic nosean was determined from XRD powder data using the Rietveld method. A MAS NMR investigation of (super 29) Si showed total ordering of the Si(OAl) (sub 4) framework atoms; in contrast to the sodalite structure, the cage-filling clusters [Na (sub 4) CO (sub 3) ] (super 2+) and [Na (sub 4) ] (super 4+) are fully ordered. Space group P23 is confirmed along with ordering of framework atoms. The carbonate anion, with the C atom located at the central position, exhibits 12-fold orientational disorder within the beta -cage; the Na cations are distributed over two positions. From their coordinates, it is possible to derive the location of the cations inside the anion-free cages very close to the six-membered rings of the aluminosilicate framework. The configuration of ions inside both types of cage should not be considered as static, but rather on the basis of highly dynamic behaviour leading to an optimal charge distribution between anion-containing cages and anion-free cages.

ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 10
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Crystal structure of a carbonate-nosean Na (sub 8) [AlSiO (sub 4) ] (sub 6) CO (sub 3)
Affiliation: Universitaet Hannover, Institut fuer Mineralogie, Hanover, Federal Republic of Germany
Pages: 71-77
Published: 199802
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 26
Accession Number: 1999-014518
Categories: General mineralogy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 2 tables
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 199906
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