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Microwave spectrum and geometry of cyanogen N-oxide, NCCNO

TitleMicrowave spectrum and geometry of cyanogen N-oxide, NCCNO
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBrupbacher, T, Bohn, RK, Jager, W, Gerry, MCL, Pasinszki, T, Westwood, NPC
JournalJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Volume181
Pagination316-322
Date PublishedFeb
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0022-2852
KeywordsCONSTANTS, GROUND-STATE, MILLIMETER-WAVE, MOLECULE, NCNCO, PARAMETERS, ROTATIONAL SPECTRA, SPECTROSCOPY
Abstract

The microwave spectrum of cyanogen N-oxide, NCCNO, has been investigated in the frequency region between 4 and 23 GHz, using a pulsed jet Fourier transform microwave spectrometer. The spectrum is that of a linear molecule. Transitions of five isotopomers have been analyzed, and r(0), r(s), and r(I,e), geometries have been determined. The geometry and the N-14 nuclear quadrupole coupling constants have been used to compare NCCNO to similar molecules. Though the present data indicate strongly that the molecule is truly linear, they are insufficient to rule out quasi-linear behavior completely. (C) 1997 Academic Press.

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