The ALMA-PILS survey: first detection of methyl isocyanide (CH$_3$NC) in a solar-type protostar.

  title={The ALMA-PILS survey: first detection of methyl isocyanide (CH\$\_3\$NC) in a solar-type protostar.},
  author={H. Calcutt and M. Fiechter and E. Willis and H. Muller and R. Garrod and J. J{\o}rgensen and S. Wampfler and T. Bourke and A. Coutens and M. Drozdovskaya and N. Ligterink and L. Kristensen},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
Methyl isocyanide (CH$_3$NC) is the isocyanide with the largest number of atoms confirmed in the interstellar medium (ISM), but it is not an abundant molecule, having only been detected towards a handful of objects. Conversely, its isomer, methyl cyanide (CH$_3$CN), is one of the most abundant complex organic molecules detected in the ISM, with detections in a variety of low- and high-mass sources. We use ALMA observations from the Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey (PILS) to search for… Expand

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