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Vibration-rotation bands of diazomethane

Mills, P. I. and Thompson, H. W. (1954) Vibration-rotation bands of diazomethane. Transactions of the Faraday Society, 50. pp. 1270-1275. ISSN 0014-7672

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1039/TF9545001270

Abstract/Summary

Some absorption bands of diazomethane vapour between 1950-3500 cm-1 have been measured with very high resolving power. The rotational structure of two parallel bands and of one perpendicular band has been resolved, and approximate values have been determined for the rotational constants. The results are consistent with the geometrical structure usually accepted for this molecule. A peculiarity in the results for the band near 2100 cm-1, together with other facts, leads to the suggestion that a tautomeric form of this molecule exists, HCN=NH, being an isoelectronic analogue of hydrazoic acid.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy
ID Code:7438
Publisher:The Faraday Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry

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