Fourier transform spectroscopy on the 3ν2, 2ν2 + ν6 and ν3 + ν5 bands of H2CO

T. Tipton, J. I. Choe, S. G. Kukolich, R. Hubbard

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Fourier transform spectra covering the range from 1500 to 5400 cm-1 with 0.02-cm-1 resolution have been obtained for formaldehyde. A study of the region above 4000 cm-1 has yielded rotational constants and other asymmetric rotor parameters for three bands: 3ν20 = 5177.7611 ± 0.0005 cm-1)2ν2 + ν60 = 4734.193 ± 0.004 cm-1), and ν3 + ν50 = 4335.102 ± 0.001 cm-1). An analysis of the A-type Coriolis interaction between the 2ν2 + ν6 state and the unobserved 2ν2 + ν4 state has yielded partially deperturbed rotational constants for the 2ν2 + ν6 state. Vibration-rotation interaction constants have been obtained for the ν2 and ν6 normal modes by combining the present results with those of previous workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-256
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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