This paper reports an ab initio CI calculation of the radiative 1A1¿1A2 transition of H2CO and D2CO. Throughout the calculation the electronic wavefunctions and transition moments are explicitly calculated as functions of the nuclear geometry, contrary to the conventional Herzberg–Teller approach. The evaluation of the vibrational wavefunctions and integrals was made numerically. The results show that the excited state frequency for mode 3 has to be reassigned and that the calculated vibrational structure agrees well with the experimental intensities.
van Dijk, J. M. F., Kemper, M. J. H., Kerp, J. H. M., & Buck, H. M. (1978). Ab initio CI calculation of the vibrational structure of the 1(nπ∗) transition in formaldehyde. Journal of Chemical Physics, 69(6), 2453-2461. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.436932