Chemical Physics Letters, Vol.725, 14-17, 2019
Pure rotational spectrum of cis-OSOO
Pure rotational transitions of cis-OSOO are identified in a discharge plasma of a SO2 and O-2 gaseous mixture by Fourier-transform microwave (FTMW) and FTMW-MW double-resonance spectroscopy. Both a- and b-type transitions are observed for this molecule, and the rotational and centrifugal distortion constants are precisely determined from the observed line positions. The inertial defect calculated from the determined rotational constants indicates that the cis-OSOO molecule has a planar equilibrium geometry in the ground vibronic state.