REBECCA A. PEEBLES, LENA F. ELMUTI AND SEAN A. PEEBLES, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920; DANIEL A. OBENCHAIN, Department of Chemistry, Wesleyan University, 52 Lawn Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459-0180.
Six vibrational bands of the 35Cl2C=CH2 isotopologue of 1,1-dichloroethylene have been recorded in the 350 -- 1150 cm-1 range using the 0.00096 cm-1 resolution far-infrared beamline of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron facility. Results from the analysis of one a-type ( 9 = 796.01904(8) cm-1, CCl asymmetric stretch) and one c-type ( 11 = 868.488626(26) cm-1, CH2 flap) band will be presented. Over 6000 transitions have now been fitted for these two bands, with ground state rotational and centrifugal distortion constants fixed to values determined by rotational spectroscopy,\footnote Z. Kisiel, L. Pszczó\l kowski, Z. Naturforsch , \underline\textbf 50a, (1995), 347-351. while the upper state constants have been varied. Anharmonic frequency calculations at the MP2/6-311++G(2d,2p) level were instrumental in assigning the dense spectra. Assignment of additional bands around 603 cm-1 (b-type, CCl symmetric stretch, 4) and 456 cm-1 (c-type, CCl2 flap, 12), as well as attempts at assigning the mixed 35Cl37Cl isotopologue spectra for 9 and 11, are in progress.