# THE ROTATIONAL SPECTRUM AND STRUCTURE OF $Cl_{2}0_{3}$

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 Title: THE ROTATIONAL SPECTRUM AND STRUCTURE OF $Cl_{2}0_{3}$ Creators: Birk, M.; Friedl, R. R.; Cohen, E. A. Issue Date: 1990 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: The products of the Cl + OClO reaction have been studied using submillimeter wave spectroscopy. The ClO initially formed reacts with the excess OClO to give $Cl_{2}O_{3}$. The products of the ClO self reaction are not apparent under the present experimental conditions. The spectra of the 35-35, 37-35, 35-37, and 37-37 species of $Cl_{2}O_{3}$ have been assigned and fitted. The rotational constants and chlorine substitution coordinates are consistent with a classical chlorine chlorate structure. The experimental apparatus will be described. The spectrum, molecular parameters and the role of $Cl_{2}O_{3}$ as a potential reservoir for active chlorine in the polar stratosphere will be discussed. Description: Author Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/18289 Other Identifiers: 1990-TD-8