Microwave studies of methyl alcohol and methyl amine
University of New Brunswick
The microwave spectra of methyl alcohol and methyl amine were studied with various goals in mind. An attempt was made to further verify the existence of a hypothetical X state. However, due to poor resolution no additional information was obtained. It was also attempted to add additional support to the assignment of K = 1 →O E2 to a weak Q-branch series by looking for other transitions which the assignment forced to exist. No substantial evidence was found although a transition was seen near an expected location but could not be positively identified. A number of lines in the 60 to 80 GHz region of the methyl amine spectrum were measured. These lines fit a Q-branch series. Two large lines were found close together which is of significance as they can be easily identified by their separation and relative intensities.