The microwave spectrum, substitution structure, internal rotation barrier, and dipole moment of thioacetaldehyde, CH 3CHS
The microwave rotational spectrum of the unstable species thioacetaldehyde, CH 3CHS, has been studied in a flow pyrolysis system. Eight isotopic variants have been studied allowing an accurate substitution structure to be derived. Most of the spectral lines show splittings due to internal rotation, analysis of which has allowed a barrier study to be made. For the torsional ground state of the most abundant species, V3 = 1572 ± 30 cal/mole or 375.7 ± 7 J/mole. The dipole moment is μ = 2.33 ± 0.02 D with components μA = 2.26 ± 0.02 and μB = 0.56 ± 0.01 D.