Searches for new interstellar molecules, including a tentative detection of aziridine and a possible detection of propenal
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SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
Rotational spectroscopy at millimeter wavelengths is a powerful means of investigating the chemistry of dense interstellar clouds. These regions can exhibit an interesting complement of gas phase molecules, including relatively complex organics. Here we report the tentative first astronomical detection of aziridine (ethylenimine), the possible detection of propenal (acrolein), and upper limits on the abundances of cyclopropenone, furan, hydroxyethanal (glycolaldehyde), thiohydroxylamine (NH2SH), and ethenol (vinyl alcohol) in various interstellar clouds.
Dickens, JE; Irvine, William M.; Nummelin, A; Mollendal, H; Saito, S; Thorwirth, S; Hjalmarson, A; and Ohishi, M, "Searches for new interstellar molecules, including a tentative detection of aziridine and a possible detection of propenal" (2001). SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY. 194.