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Title:High-resolution Gigahertz And Terahertz Spectroscopy Of The Isotopically Chiral Molecule Trans-2,3-dideutero-oxirane(c-chd-chdo)
Author(s):Chen, Ziqiu
Contributor(s):Trapp, Oliver; Schurig, Volker; Quack, Martin; Keppler, Karen; Albert, Sieghard
Abstract:We report the observation and assignment of the rotational spectra of the isotopically chiral molecule, trans-2,3-dideutero-oxirane (c-CHD-CHDO) measured in the gigahertz range of 62-110 GHz and in the terahertz range, 25-80 \wn (instrumental resolution of 0.00052 \wn). Normal oxirane (c-C$_2$H$_4$O) has been detected by astrophysical spectroscopy in space.$\footnote{J. E. Dickens, et al., \emph{ApJ}, \textbf{1997}, 489, 753; M. Ikeda, et al., \emph{ApJ}, \textbf{2001}, 560, 792; J. M. Lykke, et al., \emph{A\&A},\textbf{2017}, 597, A53.}$A small number of lines of trans-2,3-dideutero-oxirane had been previously analyzed in the microwave region$\footnote{C. Hirose, \emph{Bull. Chem. Soc. Jap.}, \textbf{1974}, 47, 1311.}$ up to 70 GHz. We have recently $\footnote{S. Albert, Z. Chen, K. Keppler, Ph. Lerch, M. Quack, V. Schurig, O. Trapp, \emph{Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys.}, \textbf{2019}, 21, 3669}$ measured and successfully analyzed the rotational spectrum of monodeutero-oxirane between 65 and 119 GHz using our GHz spectrometer,$\footnote{M. Suter, M. Quack, \emph{Appl. Opt.}, \textbf{2015}, 54 (14), 4417; S. Albert, Z. Chen, C. Fabri, Ph. Lerch, R. Prentner, M. Quack, \emph{Mol. Phys.}, \textbf{2016}, 114, 2751.}$ and in the 0.75 to 2.5 THz range measured with our FTIR setup $\footnote{S. Albert, Ph. Lerch, M. Quack, \emph{ChemPhysChem}, \textbf{2013}, 14, 3204; S. Albert, K. K. Albert, Ph. Lerch, M. Quack, \emph{Faraday Discuss.}, \textbf{2011}, 150, 71.}$ at the Swiss Light Source.In the current work, we were able to assign and analyze more than 2500 rotational transitions of the vibronic ground state of trans-2,3-dideutero-oxirane up to J=65. The molecule is also of interest in the context of molecular parity violation, similar to the related molecules.$\footnote{M. Quack and G. Seyfang, \emph{Tunnelling and parity violation in chiral and achiral molecules}, ch.6 in \emph{Tunnelling in Molecules}, J.Kaestner and S. Kozuch eds.,pp 192-244, RSC publishing, Cambridge \textbf{2020}, and references cited therein.}$ Our results are important in relation to isotopic chirality and parity violation,$\footnote{M. Quack, \emph{Fundamental Symmetries and Symmetry Violations from High Resolution Spectroscopy}, in \emph{Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy}, M. Quack and F. Merkt eds. , Vol.1 , pp. 659-722, Wiley, Chichester \textbf{2011}.}$ and to the possible astrophysical observation of this molecule.
Issue Date:2021-06-23
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-24

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