Spectral Properties of Carbonate in Carbonate-Containing Apatites

  • Racquel Z. LeGeros
  • John P. LeGeros
  • Otto R. Trautz
  • Edward Klein
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 7b)


A study of the infrared absorption spectra of carbonate — containing synthetic and biological apatites is reviewed. The implications of the results for the nature of the incorporation of the CO3 2- ion into biological apatites is discussed.


Calcium Carbonate Carbonate Group Infrared Absorption Spectrum Carbonate Apatite Apatite Structure 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Racquel Z. LeGeros
    • 1
  • John P. LeGeros
    • 1
  • Otto R. Trautz
    • 1
  • Edward Klein
    • 1
  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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