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Title: The first astrophysical detection, terahertz spectrum, and database for the monodeuterated species of methyl formate HCOOCH{sub 2}D

Based on new measurements carried out in the laboratory from 0.77 to 1.2 THz and on a line-frequency analysis of these new data, along with previously published data, we build a line list for HCOOCH{sub 2}D that leads to its first detection in the Orion KL nebula. The observed lines, both in space and in the laboratory, involve the cis D-in-plane and trans D-out-of-plane conformations of HCOOCH{sub 2}D and the two tunneling states arising from the large-amplitude motion connecting the two trans configurations. The model used in the line position calculation accounts for both cis and trans conformations, as well as the large-amplitude motion.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ;  [5]
  1. LISA, UMR 7583 CNRS-Universités Paris Est Créteil et Paris Diderot, 61 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, F-94010 Créteil (France)
  2. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)
  3. Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA), Laboratory of Molecular Astrophysics, Department of Astrophysics, Ctra de Ajalvir, Km 4, E-28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain)
  4. Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS-ENSCR, 11 Allée de Beaulieu, CS 50837, F-35708 Rennes Cedex 7 (France)
  5. Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, UMR 8523 CNRS-Université Lille I, Bât. P5, F-59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22348455
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 779; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; AMPLITUDES; ASTROPHYSICS; DATA ANALYSIS; DETECTION; FREQUENCY ANALYSIS; GALAXIES; MOLECULES; NEBULAE; SPACE; SPECTRA; TUNNEL EFFECT