Detection of C5 in the Circumstellar Shell of IRC+10216

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Science  05 May 1989:
Vol. 244, Issue 4904, pp. 562-564
DOI: 10.1126/science.244.4904.562


The C5 molecule has been identified in the infrared spectrum of the prototypical obscured carbon star, IRC+10216. In addition to their astrophysical importance, pure carbon chain molecules such as C5 are of interest in the chemistry of flames and propellants.

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