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The Molecular Structure of Dimethyltrisulfide, (CH_3)_2S_3

Donohue, Jerry and Schomaker, Verner (1948) The Molecular Structure of Dimethyltrisulfide, (CH_3)_2S_3. Journal of Chemical Physics, 16 (2). pp. 92-96. ISSN 0021-9606. doi:10.1063/1.1746822.

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Dimethyltrisulfide (CH_3)_2S_3 has been investigated by the electron diffraction method. The molecule was found to have the chain configuration, with the following interatomic distances and angles: C-H=1.09A (assumed), C-S=1.78±0.04A, S-S=2.04A, ±0.02A, ∠H-C-S=112° (assumed), ∠S-S-S=104°±5°, and ∠C-S-S=104°±5°. The results also suggest that the C-S bonds oscillate with rather large amplitude about a mean position approximately 106° out of the plane of the three sulfur atoms.

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Additional Information:© 1948 American Institute of Physics. Received July 1, 1947. The work herein was done under Contract OEMsr-753 between the National Defense Research Committee and the California Institute of Technology. Contribution No. 1108 from the Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology.
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Subject Keywords:Chemical bonds; Electron diffraction; Interatomic distances; Molecular structure
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Official Citation:Donohue, J., & Schomaker, V. (1948). The Molecular Structure of Dimethyltrisulfide, (CH3)2S3. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 16(2), 92-96. doi: doi:
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