Formaldehyde, doubly deuterated isotopologue
Species tag 032502
Date of EntryJan. 2016
ContributorH. S. P. Müller

The initial experimental frequencies have been reported by
(1) R. Bocquet, J. Demaison, J. Cosléou, A. Friedrich, L. Margulès, S. Macholl, H. Mäder, M. M. Beaky, and G. Winnewisser, 1999, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 195, 345.
While most of the reported transition frequencies were based on these new measurements, additional data were taken from earlier work by
(2) D. Dangoisse, E. Willemot, and J. Bellet, 1978, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 71, 414;
(3) J.-C. Chardon, C. Genty, D. Guichon, N. Sungur, and J.-G. Theobald, 1974, Compt. Rend. B 278, 1075;
(4) K. D. Tucker and G. R. Tomasevich, 1973, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 48, 475;
and by
(5) O. I. Baskakov, E. A. Alekseev, S. F. Dyubko, and A. S. Shevyrev, 1988, Opt. Spektrosk. 64, 217.
With respect to the first entry from Feb. 2000, additional extensive far-infrared data have been used in the fit. These were reported in
(6) J. Lohilahti and V.-M. Horneman, 2004, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 228, 1.
The very extensive data set of the second entry from Oct. 2004 was supplemented recently by an extensive set of lines recorded betwenn 1.1 and 1.52 THz and reported by
(7) O. Zakharenko, R. A. Motiyenko, L. Margulès, and T. R. Huet, 2015, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 317, 41.
Most lines with uncertainties more than 100 kHz below 990 GHz were omitted. We did not follow the uncertainty modifications of the Kiel lines from (1) carried out in (7) except for one line whose uncertainty was increased, though by a smaller amount. One uncertainty was decreased. One 1999 Köln line omitted in (7) was also omitted here; it appears to be caused by a 1 MHz typographical error. The uncertainties of several sets of lines appear to be conservative, but have not been modified. However, we decreased the uncertainties of the lines from (7) by a factor of 1.5, except for two closely spaced lines. Lines with uncertainties larger than 1 MHz above 990 GHz as well as the far-infrared data have not been merged.
The predictions of very high lying rotational states have been improved with respect to the second entry. The predictions should be adequate throughout not only for astronomical observations but also for laboratory spectroscopy.
At low temperatures, it may be necessary to discern between ortho-D2CO and para-D2CO. The ortho states are described by Ka even,the para states by Ka odd. The nuclear spin-weight ratio is 2 : 1 for ortho-D2CO : para-D2CO. The JKaKc = 111 is the lowest para state. It is 5.5983 cm–1 above ground.
The dipole moment was measured by
(8) B. Fabricant, D. Krieger, and J. S. Muenter, 1977, J. Chem. Phys. 67, 1576.

Lines Listed5194
Frequency / GHz< 5000
Max. J66
log STR0-16.0
log STR1-9.0
Isotope Corr.-7.884
Egy / cm–10.0
 µa / D2.3471
 µb / D 
 µc / D 
 A / MHz141653.60
 B / MHz32282.506
 C / MHz26186.347
detected in ISM/CSMyes

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