dc.creator Gupta, Harshal en_US dc.creator McCarthy, M. C. en_US dc.creator Thaddeus, P. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-12T13:08:27Z dc.date.available 2008-01-12T13:08:27Z dc.date.issued 2006 en_US dc.identifier 2006-MH-05 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/30893 dc.description Author Institution: Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard; University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 and Institute for; Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The; University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712; Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge,; Massachusetts 02138 and Division of Engineering and Applied; Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 en_US dc.description.abstract Molecules of the form H$_2$C$_3$H--R (where R is a carbon chain) are of astrophysical interest in light of the recent centimeter-wave band detection of cyanoallene (H$_2$C$_3$HCN) towards TMC-1}, \underline{\textbf{637}}: L37-L40, (2006).}. The carbon chain molecules H$_2$C$_3$HC$_2$H, H$_2$C$_3$HC$_4$H, and H$_2$C$_3$HC$_3$N have been investigated between 5 and 41 GHz by Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy of a supersonic molecular beam. Accurate rotational and centrifugal distortion constants have been derived for all three molecules from their {\it a}- and {\it b}-type transitions, and owing to the high spectral resolution of this technique, nitrogen hyperfine structure has been resolved for H$_2$C$_3$HC$_3$N. Several $^{13}$C isotopic species have now been observed in natural abundance, suggesting that accurate determinations of experimental structures may be feasible. Because these molecules are structurally similar to known astronomical molecules and possess large dipole moments, they are good candidates for astronomical detection. en_US dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title HIGH RESOLUTION MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY OF THE ALLENE DERIVATIVES H$_2$C$_3$HC$_2$H, H$_2$C$_3$HC$_4$H, AND H$_2$C$_3$HC$_3$N en_US dc.type article en_US
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