Rotationally resolved B̃-X̃ electronic spectra of both conformers of the 1-propoxy radical

Sandhya Gopalakrishnan, Christopher C. Carter, Lily Zu, Vadim Stakhursky, György Tarczay, Terry A. Miller

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Five bands of the B̃-X̃ excitation spectrum of 1-propoxy had their rotational and spin-rotation structure resolved and analyzed. As such, the determined rotational constants are consistent with significant changes in the C-O bonding between the B̃ and X̃ state. It is found that the observed spin-rotation tensor components can be predicted semiquantitatively from those of ethoxy using a simple model, which assumes the wave function of the "unpaired" electron is similar for the homologous series.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4954-4969
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2003


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

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