Dissociative recombination of CD3OD2 +
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, ISSN 1743-9213, Vol. 1, 117-124 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The branching ratios of the different reaction pathways and the overall rate of the dissociative recombination of CD3OD2 + were measured at the CRYRING storage ring located at the Manne Siegbahn Laboratory in Stockholm, Sweden. A preliminary analysis of the data yielded that formation of methanol accounts for only 6±2% of the total reaction rate. Largely, dissociative recombination of CD3OD 2 + involves fragmentation of the C-O bond, the major process being the three-body break-up forming CD3, OD and D (branching ratio 0.59). A non-negligible formation of interstellar methanol by the previously proposed mechanism is therefore very unlikely.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 1, 117-124 p.
ISM, Laboratory molecular processes, Molecules methods
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156289DOI: 10.1017/S1743921306007101ScopusID: 2-s2.0-63549098606OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-156289DiVA: diva2:766945
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