Interstellar detection of the highly polar five-membered ring cyanocyclopentadiene

  title={Interstellar detection of the highly polar five-membered ring cyanocyclopentadiene},
  author={M. McCarthy and K. L. K. Lee and R. Loomis and A. Burkhardt and C. Shingledecker and S. Charnley and M. Cordiner and E. Herbst and S. Kalenskii and E. Willis and Ci Xue and A. Remijan and B. McGuire},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  • M. McCarthy, K. L. K. Lee, +10 authors B. McGuire
  • Published 2020
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Nature Astronomy
  • Much like six-membered rings, five-membered rings are ubiquitous in organic chemistry, frequently serving as the building blocks for larger molecules, including many of biochemical importance. From a combination of laboratory rotational spectroscopy and a sensitive spectral line survey in the radio band toward the starless cloud core TMC-1, we report the astronomical detection of 1-cyano-1,3-cyclopentadiene (1-cyano-CPD, c-C5H5CN), a highly polar, cyano derivative of cyclopentadiene. The… CONTINUE READING

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