The writers are, respectively, research engineer and supervisor of physical and inorganic chemistry, Scientific Laboratory, Ford Motor Company.
Vibrational Spectra of Vitreous B2O3.xH2O
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2006
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume 43, Issue 6, pages 326–330, June 1960
How to Cite
PARSONS, J. L. and MILBERG, M. E. (1960), Vibrational Spectra of Vitreous B2O3.xH2O. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 43: 326–330. doi: 10.1111/j.1151-2916.1960.tb13661.x
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2006
- Received September 18, 1959; revised copy received January 13, 1960
The infrared absorption spectra of boron oxide glasses of low and high water content have been obtained in the 400- to 4000-cm.−1 region using thin films or fine powders dispersed in a liquid. A structural interpretation of the glass spectra has been made with the aid of the spectra of the closely related materials boric acid, orthorhombic metaboric acid, and partly deuterated boron oxide glass of high water content. It has been shown that the glass spectra are consistent with a random-network structure in which each boron is triangularly coordinated by three oxygens and that the presence of water leads to weak hydrogen bonding between oxygen atoms. No evidence for a substantial amount of tetrahedral coordination of boron by oxygen has been found in glasses of either low or high water content.