Using a sample of 448.1×106 ψ(3686) events collected with the BESIII detector, a search for the isospin violating decay ηc→π+π-π0 via ψ(3686)→γηc is presented. No signal is observed, and the upper limit on B(ψ(3686)→γηc)×B(ηc→π+π-π0) is determined to be 1.6×10-6 at the 90% confidence level. In addition, a search for η(1405)→f0(980)π0 in ψ(3686) radiative decays is performed. No signal is observed, and the branching fraction B(ψ(3686)→γη(1405))×B(η(1405)→f0(980)π0)×B(f0(980)→π+π-) is calculated to be less than 5.0×10-7 at the 90% confidence level.
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The BESIII collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11735014, No. 11675184, No. 11235011, No. 11322544, No. 11335008, No. 11425524, No. 11635010; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); the Collaborative Innovation Center for Particles and Interactions (CICPI); Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1232201, No. U1332201, No. U1532257, No. U1532258; CAS under Contracts No. KJCX2-YW-N29, No. KJCX2-YW-N45, No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003; 100 Talents Program of CAS; National 1000 Talents Program of China; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts No. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, No. FOR 2359; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) under Contract No. 530-4CDP03; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; The Swedish Resarch Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0010118, No. DE-SC-0010504, No. DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt; WCU Program of National Research Foundation of Korea under Contract No. R32-2008-000-10155-0.