ALMA Detection of Interstellar Methoxymethanol (CH3OCH2OH)

@article{McGuire2017ALMADO,
  title={ALMA Detection of Interstellar Methoxymethanol (CH3OCH2OH)},
  author={Brett A. McGuire and Christopher N. Shingledecker and Eric R. Willis and Andrew M. Burkhardt and Samer J. El-Abd and Roman A. Motiyenko and Crystal L. Brogan and Todd R. Hunter and Laurent Margul{\`e}s and J. C. Guillemin and Robin T. Garrod and Eric Herbst and Anthony J. Remijan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={851}
}
We report the detection of interstellar methoxymethanol (CH3OCH2OH) in Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Bands 6 and 7 toward the MM1 core in the high-mass star-forming region NGC 6334I at ∼0.″1–1″ spatial resolution. A column density of 4(2) × 1018 cm−2 at Tex = 200 K is derived toward MM1, ∼34 times less abundant than methanol (CH3OH), and significantly higher than predicted by astrochemical models. Probable formation and destruction pathways are discussed, primarily through… 

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