Raman Spectroscopy of Nitrogen Clathrate Hydrates
- Received Date: 2009-04-10
Abstract: Nitrogen hydrate samples were synthesized using liquid nitrogen and powder ice at 16 MPa and 253 K. Confocal laser Raman spectroscopy was used to investigate the characteristics of nitrogen clathrate hydrates. The results show that the Raman peaks of N-N and O-H stretching vibration in nitrogen hydrates are observed at 2322.4 and 3092.1 cm-1, respectively, which are very similar to those in natural air clathrate hydrates. For comparison, we measured the Raman peaks of N-N stretching vibration both in liquid nitrogen and nitrogen molecules saturated water, which appear at 2326.6 and 2325.0 cm-1, respectively. The Raman spectroscopic observations on the dissociation process suggest that nitrogen molecules occupy both the large and small cages in nitrogen clathrate hydrates. However, only one Raman peak is observed for N-N stretching vibration because the difference of the environment of nitrogen molecules between large and small cages is too small to be differentiated by Raman spectroscopy.
|Citation:||Chang-ling Liu, Hai-long Lu, Yu-guang Ye. Raman Spectroscopy of Nitrogen Clathrate Hydrates[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2009, 22(4): 353-358. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/22/04/353-358|