We have modeled the gas phase chemistry of warm molecular material around protostars that is seeded with evaporating grain mantles. We show that the release of simple molecules into the gas drives ion-molecule and neutral chemistries which can account for many of the complex 0-bearing and N-bearing molecules observed in hot cores. Initial grain mantle components and secondary product molecules are identified, and the observational consequences are discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
Charnley, S. B., Tielens, A. G. G. M., & Millar, TJ. (1992). ON THE MOLECULAR COMPLEXITY OF THE HOT CORES IN ORION-A - GRAIN SURFACE-CHEMISTRY AS THE LAST REFUGE OF THE SCOUNDREL. Astrophysical Journal, 399, L71-L74.