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The Microwave Spectrum of Isopropyl Iodide: The Iodine Hyperfine Structure and a Centrifugal Distortion Analysis

  • Joachim Gripp and Helmut Dreizler


The ground stafe microwave spectrum of isopropyl iodide has been investigated by microwave Fourier transform (MWFT) spectroscopy. 212 hyperfine components of 39 mainly a-type transitions have been assigned from the measured spectra in the frequency range between 4 and 30 GHz. With a MWFT double resonance modulation (MWFTDR) spectrometer a weak c-type transition and a "forbidden" ΔJ = 2 line could be observed. The spectra were analysed using a diagonalization procedure of the complete Hamiltonian matrix and a simultaneous least squares fit of the rotational, quartic centrifugal distortion and the iodine quadrupole and spin rotation coupling constants directly to the measured frequencies. A set of 14 constants could be obtained with high accuracy. The rotational constant A and some of the centrifugal distortion constants could be improved using some large higher order quadrupole perturbations and the results of the MWFTDR measurements for the analysis.

Received: 1990-1-31
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1990-5-1

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