LISA M. GOSS, Department of Chemistry, Idaho State University, Campus Box 8023, Pocatello ID, 83209; THOMAS A. BLAKE AND ROBERT L. SAMS, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P. O. Box 999, Mail Stop K8-88, Richland, WA 99352.
The jet cooled spectrum of pentafluoroethane (C2HF5) has been recorded between 1100. and 1325. cm-1 at a resolution of 0.0022 cm-1. A rotational temperature of approximately 10 K was achieved by expanding 50 Torr of C2HF5 in 500 Torr of helium. Transitions belonging to five different vibrations have been assigned and fit to a Watson Hamiltonian: the 3 at 1309.88 cm-1, the 4 at 1200.74 cm-1, the 5 at 1142.78 cm-1, the 13 at 1223.33 cm-1, and the 14 at 1147.39 cm-1. The rms deviations of the fits of the 4 band (0.0004 cm-1) as well as the overlapping 5 (0.0006 cm-1) and 14 (0.0004 cm-1) bands are in satisfactory agreement with the experimental uncertainty. The perturbations observed by McNaughton et al\footnoteD.~McNaughton~et~al., Vib. Spec. , \underline\textbf36, 123 (2004); C.~D.~Thompson~et~al., J. Mol. Spec. , \underline\textbf230, 133 (2005). are still apparent in the 3 and 13 at the rotational temperature of this study but satisfactory fits have been achieved.