February 28, 2017
New paper on iso-propyl cyanide
Our recent work on the rotational spectrum of iso-propyl cyanide, the first branched organic molecule detected in the interstellar medium (ISM) in 2014, has been published in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. This is the first piece in which we use our segmented chirped-pulse millimeter-wave spectrometer. In our room-temperature experiment, we were able to observe the ground state of the molecule, and ten vibrationally excited states. This work should allow for the vibrationally excited states of iso-propyl cyanide to be detected in the ISM.
This work was funded through our ERC Starting Grant ASTROROT.
The paper is available via Open Access here: http://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI=C6CP06297K