Crossed-molecular-beam study on the formation of phenylacetylene from phenyl radicals and acetylene.

During the last decades, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other related aromatic compounds, such as ionized PAHs, have received considerable attention from astronomers, astrobiologists, environmentalists, and the combustion community. In the interstellar medium, PAHlike species account for up to 10% of the cosmic carbon budget, have been… (More)