Re-exploring Molecular Complexity with ALMA (ReMoCA): interstellar detection of urea

@article{Belloche2019ReexploringMC,
  title={Re-exploring Molecular Complexity with ALMA (ReMoCA): interstellar detection of urea},
  author={Arnaud Belloche and Robin T. Garrod and Holger S. P. Muller and Karl M. Menten and Ivan R. Medvedev and J. Thomas and Zbigniew Kisiel},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
  year={2019}
}
Context. Urea, NH2C(O)NH2, is a molecule of great importance in organic chemistry and biology. Two searches for urea in the interstellar medium have been reported in the past, but neither were conclusive. Aims. We want to take advantage of the increased sensitivity and angular resolution provided by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to search for urea toward the hot molecular cores embedded in the high-mass-star-forming region Sgr B2(N). Methods. We used the new spectral… Expand
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