# HIGH RESOLUTION INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF FORMAMIDE IN A MOLECULAR BEAM

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 Title: HIGH RESOLUTION INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF FORMAMIDE IN A MOLECULAR BEAM Creators: Brummel, Christopher L.; Philips, Laura A.; Hewett, Kevin B.; Shen, M. Issue Date: 1992 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: A high resolution infrared spectrum of formamide in a molecular beam was collected in the $3430-3460 cm^{-1}$ region. This spectral region contains the symmetric NH stretching vibration of formamide. Formamide is of particular interest because it is the smallest molecule that contains a peptide link. Peptide links are the basis for assembling proteins and polypeptides from amino acids. Because of the biological relevance of formamide, it has been extensively studied both experimentally and theoretically. In this study we examine the spectrum of formamide which deviates from that of a rigid rotor. The nature of the perturbations in the spectrum will be discussed in the light of the structure and vibrational dynamics of formamide. Description: Author Institution: Department of chemistry, Cornell University; Department of Chemistry, Pittsburgh University URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/12685 Other Identifiers: 1992-ME-13