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THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 143, 084308 (2015)
The SNO and OSN radical isomers are likely to be of significance in atmospheric and astrochemistry, but very little is known about their gas phase spectroscopic properties. State-of-the-art ab initio composite quartic force fields are employed to analyze the rovibrational features for both systems. Comparison to condensed-phase experimental data for SNO has shown that the 1566.4 cm−1 ν1 N–O stretch is indeed exceptionally bright and likely located in this vicinity for subsequent gas phase experimental analysis. The OSN ν1 at 1209.4 cm−1 is better described as the antisymmetric stretch in this molecule and is also quite bright. The full vibrational, rotational, and rovibrational data are provided for SNO and OSN and their single 15N, 18O, and 34S isotopic substitutions in order to give a more complete picture as to the chemical physics of these molecules.