Accession Number : ADD095014

Title :   Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest. III. Methanol,


Personal Author(s) : Lees,R M ; Lovas,F J ; Kirchhoff,W H ; Johnson,D R

Report Date : Jan 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The available data on the microwave spectrum of methanol are critically reviewed for information applicable to radio astronomy. Molecular data such as moments and product of inertia, torsional potential constants, centrifugal distortion and torsion-rotation interaction constants, dipole moment, and structural parameters are tabulated. Observed rotational transitions are presented for the astronomically interesting isotopic forms of methanol when available. Detailed centrifugal distortion and torsion-rotation interaction calculations have been carried out for the most abundant isotopic form of methanol. Transitions are tabulated for the frequency range from 500 MHz to 200 GHz. Measured transition error limits have been reproduced from the original literature. References are given for all data included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Molecular spectroscopy, *Microwaves, *Molecular rotation, *Carbinols, Constants, Transitions, Molecular structure, Distortion, Centrifugal fields, Dipole moments, Spectra, Computations, Tables(Data)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE