Deuterium quadrupole coupling in BD3CO

Alice M. Murray, Stephen G. Kukolich

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The hyperfine structure of the J = 1→0 rotational transitions of 10BH3CO, 11BH3CO, and 11BD3CO was observed with a molecular beam maser spectrometer. Rotational constants, quadrupole coupling, spin rotation, and spin-spin interaction constants were determined from the data analysis. The deuterium quadrupole coupling constant in 11BD3CO, was determined to be eQqaa(D) = -48.5±2.3 kHz and eQq zz(D) = 116.9±5.4 kHz. The procedure for determining the matrix elements of the spin-spin interaction between the equivalent deuterium nuclei is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4312-4317
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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