C--H HYDROGEN BONDING INTERACTIONS IN THE CARBONYL SULFIDE--FLUOROFORM DIMER
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The rotational spectrum of the weakly bound dimer of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) and fluoroform (HCF$_3$) has been assigned using Fourier-transform microwave spectroscopy. The rotational constants for the normal isotopomer are $A = 4745.7157(25)$ MHz, $B = 813.9222(27)$ MHz, and $C = 790.9238(27)$ MHz, and dipole moment components are $\mu_a = 0.828(4)$ D and $\mu_b = 0.858(7)$ D. The experimental rotational constants are found to be in very good agreement with ab initio optimizations at the MP2/6-311++G(2d,2p) level of calculation. This $C_s$ symmetry structure has the OCS and HCF$_3$ aligned such that there is a C--H...O and C--F...C interaction, with an approximate C...C intermolecular distance of 3.60 \AA.
Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920 USA
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