# Chemical Simulations of Prebiotic Molecules: Interstellar Ethanimine Isomers

@article{Quan2016ChemicalSO,
title={Chemical Simulations of Prebiotic Molecules: Interstellar Ethanimine Isomers},
author={Donghui Quan and Eric Herbst and Joanna F. Corby and Allison Laurie Durr and George E. Hassel},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2016},
volume={824},
pages={129}
}
The E- and Z-isomers of ethanimine (CH3CHNH) were recently detected toward the star-forming region Sagittarius (Sgr) B2(N) using the Green Bank Telescope PRIMOS cm-wave spectral data, and imaged by the Australia Telescope Compact Array. Ethanimine is not reported in the hot cores of Sgr B2, but only in gas that absorbs at +64 and +82 km s−1 in the foreground of continuum emission generated by H ii regions. The ethanimine isomers can serve as precursors of the amino acid alanine and may play… Expand
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