Observations of warm carbon chain chemistry in NGC 3576

M. Saul*, N. F H Tothill, C. R. Purcell

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We report observations of warm carbon chain chemistry (WCCC) in NGC 3576, including high angular resolution imaging of an ionization source candidate and the first detection of C5H in a massive star-forming region. In order to investigate the environment associated with birthline emergence, we ask how observed chemical conditions relate to Class 0/1 core differentiation: a systemic shift in peak position between species correlates with giant molecular cloud core gradients in turbulence and age. Emission in several molecular lines including HC3N (11-10), NH3 (1, 1), and C5H supports the G291.3-0.7 ionization front - transitional pre-main-sequence core interaction regulating the WCCC environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number36
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Astrochemistry
  • Evolution
  • H II regions
  • ISM: abundances
  • Stars: formation
  • Turbulence

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