Microwave spectrum and geometry of cyanogen N-oxide, NCCNO

Th Brupbacher, R. K. Bohn, W. Jäger, M. C.L. Gerry, T. Pasinszki, N. P.C. Westwood

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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 r0, rs, and rI,∈ geometries have been determined. The geometry and the 14N 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-322
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Brupbacher, T., Bohn, R. K., Jäger, W., Gerry, M. C. L., Pasinszki, T., & Westwood, N. P. C. (1997). Microwave spectrum and geometry of cyanogen N-oxide, NCCNO. Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 181(2), 316-322. https://doi.org/10.1006/jmsp.1996.7180