The pure rotational spectrum of copper hydrosulfide, CuSH, has been recorded using millimeter/sub-millimeter direct absorption methods. Both copper isotopomers and their deuterated analogs were observed. The molecules were synthesized by the reaction of H 2S or D 2S with copper vapor in a dc discharge. For all four isotopomers, multiple transitions were measured, each exhibiting extensive K a ladder structure and signifying that CuSH is a near-prolate asymmetric top. Rotational parameters were determined for the four species, from which a structure has been derived. The Cu-S-H bond angle was found to be 93°, similar to other metal hydrosulfides and H 2S, rather than CuOH.
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