RECENT OBSERVATIONS OF INTERSTELLAR-MOLECULES - DETECTION OF CCO AND A LIMIT ON H2C3O
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ORIGINS OF LIFE AND EVOLUTION OF THE BIOSPHERE
In order to test gas-phase reaction schemes for the production of small oxides of carbon in cold, dense interstellar clouds, we have searched for the radical CCO and for propadienone (H2C3O) in Taurus Molecular Cloud 1, a nearby cloud which exhibits a rich organic chemistry. The radical CCO has been detected with a fractional abundance some two orders of magnitude less than that of CCS, about one order of magnitude less than that of H2CCO, and slightly less than that of C3O. An upper limit has been obtained on the abundance of propadienone which is slightly less than that of its isomer propynal (HC2CHO).
BROWN, RD; CRAGG, DM; GODFREY, PD; Irvine, William M.; MCGONAGLE, D; and OHISHI, M, "RECENT OBSERVATIONS OF INTERSTELLAR-MOLECULES - DETECTION OF CCO AND A LIMIT ON H2C3O" (1992). ORIGINS OF LIFE AND EVOLUTION OF THE BIOSPHERE. 229.