Volume 543, July 2012
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Atomic, molecular, and nuclear data|
|Published online||11 July 2012|
Analysis of the terahertz rotational spectrum of the three mono-13C ethyl cyanides (13C–CH3CH2CN)⋆
1 Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, UMR CNRS 8523, Université Lille 1, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France
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2 Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS – ENSCR, Avenue du Général Leclerc, CS 50837, 35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France
Received: 30 May 2012
Accepted: 12 June 2012
Context. Millimeter- and submillimeter-wave spectra of regions such as the Orion molecular cloud show many rotational-torsional lines that are caused by the emission of complex organic molecules (COM). Previous laboratory investigations have been conducted for three isotopologues of ethyl cyanide up to 360 GHz, and subsequently, several hundred lines of the three isotopologues have been detected in Orion IRc2 using the IRAM 30 m radiotelescope.
Aims. In this survey we present the analysis based on a Watson Hamiltonian for an asymmetric one-top rotor of the 13C-substituted ethyl cyanide 13CH3CH2CN, CH313CH2CN and CH3CH213CN in the frequency range 480–650 GHz and 780–990 GHz.
Methods. The rotational spectra of the three species were measured with a submillimeter spectrometer (50–990 GHz) using solid-state sources.
Results. A new set of spectroscopic parameters was determined from a least-squares fit procedure for each isotopologue. These parameters permit a new accurate prediction of rotational lines suitable for an astrophysical detection in the submillimeter wave range.
Key words: line: identification / methods: laboratory / molecular data / techniques: spectroscopic / submillimeter: ISM / ISM: molecules
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