The ALMA-PILS survey: First detections of deuterated formamide and deuterated isocyanic acid in the interstellar medium

@article{Coutens2016TheAS,
  title={The ALMA-PILS survey: First detections of deuterated formamide and deuterated isocyanic acid in the interstellar medium},
  author={Audrey Coutens and Jes K. J{\o}rgensen and Matthijs van der Wiel and Holger S. P. Muller and Julie M. Lykke and Per Bjerkeli and Tyler L. Bourke and Hannah Calcutt and Maria Nikolayevna Drozdovskaya and C{\'e}cile Favre and Edith C. Fayolle and Robin T. Garrod and Steffen K. Jacobsen and Niels F. W. Ligterink and Karin I. Oberg and Magnus Persson and Ewine F. van Dishoeck and Susanne F. Wampfler},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2016},
  volume={590},
  pages={1-10}
}
Formamide (NH2CHO) has previously been detected in several star-forming regions and is thought to be a precursor for different prebiotic molecules. Its formation mechanism is still debated, however. Observations of formamide, related species, and their isopotologues may provide useful clues to the chemical pathways leading to their formation. The Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey (PILS) represents an unbiased, high angular resolution and sensitivity spectral survey of the low-mass… 

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