The ALMA-PILS survey: first detection of the unsaturated 3-carbon molecules Propenal (C2H3CHO) and Propylene (C3H6) towards IRAS 16293–2422 B

  title={The ALMA-PILS survey: first detection of the unsaturated 3-carbon molecules Propenal (C2H3CHO) and Propylene (C3H6) towards IRAS 16293–2422 B},
  author={S. Manigand and Audrey Coutens and J. C. Loison and Valentine Wakelam and Hannah Calcutt and H. S. P. M{\"u}ller and Jes K. J{\o}rgensen and Vianney Taquet and Susanne F. Wampfler and Tyler L. Bourke and B. M. Kulterer and Ewine F. van Dishoeck and Maria Nikolayevna Drozdovskaya and Niels F. W. Ligterink},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
Context.Complex organic molecules with three carbon atoms are found in the earliest stages of star formation. In particular, propenal (C2H3CHO) is a species of interest due to its implication in the formation of more complex species and even biotic molecules.Aims.This study aims to search for the presence of C2H3CHO and other three-carbon species such as propylene (C3H6) in the hot corino region of the low-mass protostellar binary IRAS 16293–2422 to understand their formation pathways.Methods… Expand
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