# PYROLYSIS OF ETHYLAMINE - THE MICROWAVE SPECTRUM OF C-METHYL METHYLENIMINE

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 Title: PYROLYSIS OF ETHYLAMINE - THE MICROWAVE SPECTRUM OF C-METHYL METHYLENIMINE Creators: Clark, F. O.; Lovas, F. J.; Johnson, Donald R. Issue Date: 1974 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: Gas phase products of the pyrolysis of ethylamine have been investigated at various stages of the cracking process. A variety of known compounds including $NH_{3}$, $HCN$, $CH_{3}CN$, and $CH_{2}NH$ were readily identified in this system from their microwave spectra. Vinylamine has also been identified in this system and was reported in detail $earlier.^{1}$ In this paper we report the detection of microwave spectra from C-methyl methylenimine in both the cis- and trans-configurations. The assignment of the cis configuration has been completed and the barrier to internal rotation estimated from the observed A to E splittings. Partial assignment of the trans configuration has also been achieved and further work is in progress. A detailed comparison of the structures of these new compounds with other molecules containing the C = N- group will be presented. Description: $^{1}$F. J. Lovas, F. O. Clark, and E. Tiemann, Molecular Properties and Structure of Vinylamine'', 5th Austin symposium on Gas Phase Molecular Structure, The University of Texas, March 1974. Author Institution: National Bureau of Standards URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/16427 Other Identifiers: 1974-TB-10