Microwave spectrum of CHD2CN and CHD2NC, and the harmonic force field and rz structure of methyl cyanide and isocyanide
Halonen, L. and Mills, I. (1978) Microwave spectrum of CHD2CN and CHD2NC, and the harmonic force field and rz structure of methyl cyanide and isocyanide. Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 73 (3). pp. 494-502. ISSN 0022-2852
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/0022-2852(78)90114-5
The microwave spectra of CHD2CN and CHD2NC have been measured from 18 to 40 GHz; about 20 type A and 30 type C transitions have been observed for each molecule. These have been fitted to a Hamiltonian using 3 rotational constants, and 5 quartic and 4 sextic distortion constants, in the IrS reduction of Watson [in “Vibrational spectra and structure” Vol. 6 (1977)]; the standard error of the fit is 26 kHz. For methyl cyanide the 5 quartic distortion constants have been used to further refine the recent harmonic force field of Duncan et al. [J. Mol. Spectrosc. 69, 123 (1978)], but the changes are small. Finally, for both molecules, the harmonic force field has been used to determine zero point average moments of inertia Iz from the ground state rotational constants for many isotopic species, and these have been used to determine an rz structure. The results are compared with rs structure calculations.