INTERNAL ROTATION OF ARGON ACETONE

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1999

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Ohio State University

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The microwave spectrum of the weakly-bound complex argon acetone was measured by Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy. A preliminary version of this work was reported at this conference in $1997^{a}$. The torsional state splittings caused by the two internal methyl rotors varies from several kHz to tens of MHz. The spectra was analyzed using a modified iam $method^{b}$. More than 200 transitions were recorded between 6 GHz and 20 GHz. Additional fine splittings beyond those caused by the internal rotations have been observed. An approximate ``sum rule'' for the various torsional splittings was very helpful for the initial $assignments^{c}$. The rotational constants for the complex are $A = 4991.808(1), B = 1442.432(1)$, and $C = 1401.040(1) MHz$. The argon atom is above the C=O bond, perpendicular to the plane of the acetone, at a distance of $\sim 3.48$ {\AA}. The barrier to internal rotation $V_{3} \sim 260 cm^{-1}$, is similar to that of acetone itself ($V_{3} = 266 cm^{-1})^{d}$.

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$^{a}$ A.R. Keimowitz, M.R. Munrow, and S.E. Novick, International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, talk TB 11, (1997) $^{b}$ H. Hartwig, program XIAM, private communication $^{c}$ R. Nelson, and L. Pierce, J. Mol. Spectrosc, 18, 344, (1965) $^{d}$ J.M. Vacherand, B.P. Van Eijck, J. Burie, and J. Demaison, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 118, 355, (1986).
Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, Wesleyan University

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