Cyanomethylene, X 3Σ / 3A", 13C at cyano C
Species tag 040511
Date of EntryJan. 2012
ContributorH. S. P. Müller

HCCN is an asymmetric top molecule with a low barrier to linearity, i.e., it is quasilinear, similar to the parent species methylene, CH2, which is somewhat closer to an asymmetric top rotor.
The experimental lines were reported by
(1) F. X. Brown, S. Saito, and S. Yamamoto, 1990, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 143, 203.
Uncertainties of 30 kHz were used in the fit.
The predictions should be viewed with some caution because of the small data set. Nevertheless, the strong fine structure components may be well predicted down to about 100 GHz and up to about 800 GHz.
Hyperfine splitting due to the 1H, 13C, and 14N nuclei may broaden the lines below about 150 GHz and may be resolvable at the lowest frequencies.
The dipole moment was assumed to agree with that of the main species, see e039501.cat.

Lines Listed231
Frequency / GHz< 1446
Max. J66
log STR0-6.3
log STR1-4.0
Isotope Corr.-1.977
Egy / (cm–1)0.0
 µa / D3.035
 µb / D 
 µc / D 
detected in ISM/CSMno

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