Complex Organic Molecules toward Embedded Low-mass Protostars*

@article{Bergner2017ComplexOM,
  title={Complex Organic Molecules toward Embedded Low-mass Protostars*},
  author={Jennifer B. Bergner and Karin I. Oberg and Robin T. Garrod and Dawn M. Graninger},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={841},
  pages={120}
}
Complex organic molecules (COMs) have been observed towards several low-mass young stellar objects (LYSOs). Small and heterogeneous samples have so far precluded conclusions on typical COM abundances, as well as the origin(s) of abundance variations between sources. We present observations towards 16 deeply embedded (Class 0/I) low-mass protostars using the IRAM 30m telescope. We detect CH$_2$CO, CH$_3$CHO, CH$_3$OCH$_3$, CH$_3$OCHO, CH$_3$CN, HNCO, and HC$_3$N towards 67%, 37%, 13%, 13%, 44… 
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