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2009ApJ...690L..27M - Astrophys. J., 690, L27-L30 (2009/January-1)

Discovery of fulminic acid, HCNO, in dark clouds.


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We report on the first detection in space of fulminic acid, HCNO. This isomer of HNCO has been observed in three starless cores, B1, L1544, and L183, and in the low-mass star-forming region L1527 with a measured abundance ratio of HNCO/HCNO between 40 and 70. However, HCNO was not detected toward the direction of the cyanopolyyne peak of TMC-1 or toward the Orion Hot Core region. The derived HNCO/HCNO abundance ratio in these cases is greater than 350 and 1000 in TMC-1 and Orion, respectively. We find that CH2+ NO -> HCNO + H is a key reaction for the formation of fulminic acid. A value of 5.5x10–12 cm3/s of the corresponding reaction rate coefficient, as given by Miller et al., allows us to reproduce the observed abundances of fulminic acid in both the observed dark clouds and low-mass star-forming core, where the determined abundance of HNCO in these regions with respect to molecular hydrogen is 1-5x10–10.

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Journal keyword(s): astrochemistry - ISM: abundances - ISM: clouds - ISM: molecules - line: identification

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