UV Raman spectroscopic studies on the mechanism of FeAlPO 4-5 synthesis

Qiang Guo, Fengtao Fan, Meiling Guo, Zhaochi Feng, Can Li

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FeAlPO 4-5 samples with various iron contents were investigated by UV resonance Raman spectroscopy and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The Raman spectra of FeAlPO 4-5 show four feature bands related to the framework iron at 630, 1060, 1140, and 1210 cm -1 when excited by 266 nm laser. It is found that only part of ferric ions could enter into the framework, while the others exist in the extra-framework in the form of six-coordinated state. This kind of iron gives characteristic Raman band at 285 cm -1. Combined with UV resonance Raman spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction, the crystallization process of FeAlPO 4-5 (Al/Fe = 760) was studied. It is found that, in the early stages of the crystallization, the iron species exist in the form of six-coordinated state while attached to the end of the 1-dimensional AlPO 4 chain. The Fe-O bonds in the six-coordinated state hamper the crystallization of AlPO 4. The crystallization of the FeAlPO 4-5 began when the reaction between the 1-dimensional AlPO 4 chains occurred. At the same time, the six-coordinated ferric ions converted to the tetrahedral iron.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-113
Number of pages8
JournalCuihua Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Catalysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • AlPO -5 zeolite
  • Iron
  • Resonance Raman effect
  • Synthesis mechanism
  • UV Raman spectroscopy


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