On the formation of polyacetylenes and cyanopolyacetylenes in Titan's atmosphere and their role in astrobiology.

Abstract

This tutorial review compiles recent experimental and theoretical studies on the formation of polyacetylenes (H(C≡C)(n)H) and cyanopolyacetylenes (H(C≡C)(n)CN) together with their methyl-substituted counterparts (CH(3)(C≡C)(n)H, CH(3)(C≡C)(n)CN) as probed under single collision conditions in crossed beam studies via the elementary reactions of ethynyl (CCH… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c2cs35068h

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