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Carbon chain chemistry in hot-core regions around three massive young stellar objects associated with 6.7 GHz methanol masers

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Caselli,  Paola
Center for Astrochemical Studies at MPE, MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Taniguchi, K., Herbst, E., Majumdar, L., Caselli, P., Tan, J. C., Li, Z.-Y., et al. (2021). Carbon chain chemistry in hot-core regions around three massive young stellar objects associated with 6.7 GHz methanol masers. The Astrophysical Journal, 908(1): 100. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/abd6c9.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-4D76-E
Abstract
We have carried out observations of CCH (N = 1 − 0), CH3CN (J = 5 − 4), and three 13C isotopologues of HC3N (J = 10 − 9) toward three massive young stellar objects (MYSOs), G12.89+0.49, G16.86−2.16, and G28.28−0.36, with the Nobeyama 45 m radio telescope. Combined with previous results on HC5N, the column density ratios of N(CCH)/N(HC5N), hereafter the CCH/HC5N ratios, in the MYSOs are derived to be ~15. This value is lower than that in a low-mass warm carbon chain chemistry (WCCC) source by more than one order of magnitude. We compare the observed CCH/HC5N ratios with hot-core model calculations. The observed ratios in the MYSOs can be best reproduced by models when the gas temperature is ~85 K, which is higher than in L1527, a low-mass WCCC source (~35 K). These results suggest that carbon-chain molecules detected around the MYSOs exist at least partially in higher temperature regions than those in low-mass WCCC sources. There is no significant difference in column density among the three 13C isotopologues of HC3N in G12.89+0.49 and G16.86-2.16, while HCC13CN is more abundant than the others in G28.28–0.36. We discuss carbon-chain chemistry around the three MYSOs based on the CCH/HC5N ratio and the 13C isotopic fractionation of HC3N.