Research & Teaching Faculty

Default Header Image

Laboratory microwave spectroscopy of aluminium cyanide

TitleLaboratory microwave spectroscopy of aluminium cyanide
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWalker, KA, Gerry, MCL
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume301
Pagination200-204
Date PublishedFeb
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0009-2614
KeywordsALF, ALNC, CONSTANTS, IRC+10216, ISOCYANIDE, MOLECULES, NACN, SPECTRUM, TRENDS
Abstract

The pure rotational spectrum of aluminium cyanide (AlCN) between 10 and 21 GHz has been investigated by Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy. Molecular samples were produced by reacting ablated Al metal with cyanogen present in an Ar supersonic jet. Rotational and centrifugal distortion constants and Al-27 and N-14 nuclear quadrupole coupling constants and nuclear spin-rotation constants have been determined for the main isotopomer, (AlCN)-Al-27-C-12-N-14. The spectrum of AlCN was found to be much weaker than that of AlNC thus confirming that AlCN is the less stable of the two isomers. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

URL<Go to ISI>://000078660800029