Exploring molecular complexity with ALMA (EMoCA): Alkanethiols and alkanols in Sagittarius B2(N2)

@article{Muller2016ExploringMC,
  title={Exploring molecular complexity with ALMA (EMoCA): Alkanethiols and alkanols in Sagittarius B2(N2)},
  author={H. Muller and A. Belloche and L.-H. Xu and R. Lees and R. Garrod and A. Walters and J. V. Wijngaarden and F. Lewen and S. Schlemmer and K. Menten},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2016},
  volume={587}
}
Context. Over the past five decades, radio astronomy has shown that molecular complexity is a natural outcome of interstellar chemistry, in particular in star forming regions. However, the pathways that lead to the formation of complex molecules are not completely understood and the depth of chemical complexity has not been entirely revealed. In addition, the sulfur chemistry in the dense interstellar medium is not well understood. Aims. We want to know the relative abundances of alkanethiols… Expand
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