The new molecule 1-cyano-4-phosphabutadiyne, NCCCCP, produced by copyrolysis of PCl3 and CH3CCCN: Detection and vibration-rotation analysis by microwave spectroscopy

M. C. Durrant, H. W. Kroto, D. McNaughton, J. F. Nixon

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The new long-chain molecule 1-cyano-4-phosphabutadiyne has been produced by copyrolysis of phosphorus trichloride, PCl3, and 1-cyanoprop-1-yne, CH3CCCN at 1000°C in a flow system. The species was detected by microwave spectroscopy, which indicated that the yield was low and that several other linear species were also produced. The ground state lines as well as vibrational satellites (up to v9 = 4 and v8 = 2) in the region 26.5-40 GHz have been assigned, and structural parameters have been estimated. B0 = 873.48034(27) MHz and D0 = 0.01282(35) KHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

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