Volume 621, January 2019
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Atomic, molecular, and nuclear data|
|Published online||17 January 2019|
Deuterated methyl mercaptan (CH3SD): Laboratory rotational spectroscopy and search toward IRAS 16293–2422 B⋆
I. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Str. 77, 50937 Köln, Germany
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2 Institute of Radio Astronomy of NASU, Mystetstv 4, 61002 Kharkiv, Ukraine
3 Quantum Radiophysics Department, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Svobody Square 4, 61022 Kharkov, Ukraine
4 Center for Space and Habitability, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
5 Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Accepted: 10 November 2018
Methyl mercaptan (also known as methanethiol), CH3SH, has been found in the warm and dense parts of high- as well as low- mass star-forming regions. The aim of the present study is to obtain accurate spectroscopic parameters of the S-deuterated methyl mercaptan CH3SD to facilitate astronomical observations by radio telescope arrays at (sub)millimeter wavelengths. We have measured the rotational spectrum associated with the large-amplitude internal rotation of the methyl group of methyl mercaptan using an isotopically enriched sample in the 150−510 GHz frequency range using the Köln millimeter wave spectrometer. The analysis of the spectra has been performed up to the second excited torsional state. We present modeling results of these data with the RAM36 program. CH3SD was searched for, but not detected, in data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey (PILS) of the deeply embedded protostar IRAS 16293−2422. The derived upper limit corresponds to a degree of deuteration of at most ∼18%.
Key words: methods: laboratory: molecular / techniques: spectroscopic / ISM: molecules / astrochemistry / ISM: abundances / radio lines: ISM
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