On the Detection of Methoxymethanol, CH3OCH2OH, in Space

B. A. McGuire, C. N. Shingledecker, E. R. Willis, A. M. Burkhardt, S. El-Abd, R. A. Motiyenko, C. L. Brogan, T. R. Hunter, L. Margulès, J.-C. Guillemin, R. T. Garrod, E. Herbst, and A. J. Remijan,
reported on the
ALMA Detection of Interstellar Methoxymethanol (CH3OCH2OH),
Astrophys. J. 851 L46 (2017).
More than two dozen unblended or essentially unblended transitions were detected in several small recordings in Bands 6 and 7 through observations of the high-mass starforming region NGC 6334I-MM1. Assuming an excitation temperature of 200 K, its column density was found to be lower than that of methanol by a factor slightly larger than 30.

Contributor(s): H. S. P. Müller; 12, 2017