Formaldehyde Absorption Coefficients in the Vacuum Ultraviolet (650 to 1850 Angstroms)

Science  14 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3946, pp. 681-683
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3946.681


The absorption spectrum of formaldehyde has been measured photo-electrically from 650 to 1850 angstroms. A broad continuum observed at wavelengths shorter than 1570 angstroms will be the major spectral feature contributing to the formaldehyde lifetime in the interstellar radiation field.