Volume 381, Number 1, JanuaryI 2002
|Page(s)||L13 - L16|
|Published online||15 January 2002|
Letter to the Editor
A network for interstellar CO – The first application of objective reduction techniques in astrochemistry
School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
3 Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 43210-1106, USA
T. W. Hartquist
Accepted: 6 November 2001
A reduced network for CO production and removal, obtained via the use of objective techniques, is shown to produce reliable results over a wide range of physical conditions. Our analysis indicates that reactions involving species with long carbon chains are important in governing the CO abundance in some translucent regions.
Key words: molecular processes / stars: formation / ISM: abundances / ISM: clouds / ISM: molecules
© ESO, 2002
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