Microwave spectrum, structure, dipole moment, and internal rotation of the GT isomer of fluoromethylethylether
Microwave spectra of fluoromethylethylether and its 13 isotopically substituted species have been measured. The rs structure of the GT isomer of this molecule was determined from the observed moments of inertia. The structural parameters obtained are roughly close to those of fluoromethylmethylether and the GT isomer of chloromethylethylether. The dipole moments and their directions in the molecule were determined from the Stark effect measurements of several low- J transitions for the normal and two deuterated species. The dipole moment of the normal species was found to be 1.806 ± 0.012 D, making angles of 136°50' and 107°40' with the CF and FCH 2O bonds, respectively. From the A- E splittings of the spectra in the first excited methyl torsional state, the barrier to internal rotation of the methyl group was calculated to be 3150 ± 50 cal/mole in the one-top approximation.