Title

DETECTION OF FORMIC-ACID IN THE COLD, DARK CLOUD L134N

Publication Date

1990

Journal or Book Title

ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Abstract

The detection of formic acid (HCOOH) in a cold dark interstellar cloud (L134N) is reported. The observed abundance of 3 x 10 to the 10th relative to H2 is between one and two orders of magnitude lower than that calculated by published ion-molecule models of dark-cloud chemistry, but is quite consistent with recent model revisions based on new reaction rates. Formic acid was not detected in the archetypical dark cloud TMC-1, and was tentatively detected in the region of massive star formation W51.

Comments

The published version is located at http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1990A&A...229L...9I

Volume

229

Pages

L9-L12

Issue

2

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