Influence of foreign ions on the atomic scale structure of ferric oxyhydroxides

Sang Koo Kwon, Shigeru Suzuki, Masatoshi Saito, Yoshio Waseda

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Quantitative X-ray structural analysis coupled with reverse Monte-Carlo (RMC) simulation and infrared spectroscopy have been used for characterizing the atomic scale structure in α-FeOOH particles with and without anions consisting mainly of carbonate. The results showed that these α-FeOOH particles fundamentally have the α-FeOOH structure, but the linkages of FeO6 octahedral structural units in the α-FeOOH particles with the anions are significantly distorted, and the distortion appears to be related with the anions in the α-FeOOH particles. As α-FeOOH are formed through olation and oxolation of iron complexes described by FeO6 structural units with hydrogen in aqueous solution, the atomic scale structure in the α-FeOOH particles may be influenced by anions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2543-2549
Number of pages7
JournalCorrosion Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct


  • A. Iron, steel
  • B. XRD
  • C. Atmospheric corrosion, rust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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