Infrared Spectroscopy of Minerals and Related Compounds

  • Nikita V. Chukanov
  • Alexandr D. Chervonnyi

Part of the Springer Mineralogy book series (MINERAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nikita V. Chukanov, Alexandr D. Chervonnyi
    Pages 51-1047
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 1049-1109

About this book


This book provides an overview of the application of IR spectroscopy in mineralogical investigations, as well as modern trends in the IR spectroscopy of minerals. It includes the most important methodological aspects, characteristic IR bands of different chemical groups and coordination polyhedra, application of IR spectroscopy to the investigation of the crystal chemistry of amphiboles, phyllosilicates, tourmalines etc., neutral molecules entrapped by microporous minerals, analysis of hydrogen in nominally anhydrous minerals. About 1600 IR spectra (illustration as well as a list of wavenumbers) of minerals and some related compounds are accompanied by detailed descriptions of standard samples used. Each spectrum provides information about the occurrence, appearance, associated minerals, its empirical formula, and unit-cell parameters. The book also gives insights to the sample preparation and/or method of registration of the spectrum. It covers IR spectra of 1020 minerals that were not covered in the book of one of the authors “Infrared spectra of mineral species: Extended library” published in 2014. On average, each page contains information on two minerals/compounds. Subsections correspond to different classes of compounds (silicates, phosphates, arsenates, oxides etc.). About 290 spectra have been obtained, and the remaining 1310 spectra are taken from most reliable literature sources (published during the last 60 years) and are redrawn in the unified style.


Infrared spectroscopy Minerals Inorganic materials Wavenumbers of IR bands Crystal chemistry

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikita V. Chukanov
    • 1
  • Alexandr D. Chervonnyi
    • 2
  1. 1.The Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussia
  2. 2.The Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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