Molecular Abundances and Low-Mass Star Formation. II. Organic and Deuterated Species toward IRAS 16293-2422

Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Geoffrey A. Blake, David J. Jansen, T. D. Groesbeck
1995 Astrophysical Journal  
Millimeter and submillimeter line surveys of the proto binary source IRAS 16293-2422 are presented in the 230 and 345 GHz windows. In total, 265 lines belonging to 44 molecules and their isotopomers (24 chemically different species) have been detected. Here the data for organic and deuterated molecules are considered; the results for Si-and S-hearing species have been discussed in an earlier paper (Blake et al. 1994) . The observations have been analyzed through a combination of rotation
more » ... s and full statistical equilibrium/ radiative transfer calculations. At least three physically and chemically different components can be distinguished within the 20" (3000 AU) beam. The first component is the warm (1icin;;;:; 80 K) and dense [n(H2) ~ (0.5-1) x 10 7 cm-3 ] gas sampled by Si-and S-containing molecules such as SiO and S0 2 • This gas is found to be rich in organic molecules such as CH30H, CH 3 CN, and H2CO, as well. It is only 3"-10" in size (500-1500 AU) and most likely represents the interaction of the bipolar outflow(s) with the circumbinary envelope. The second component is the circumbinary envelope itself, which has Tkin ~ 40 K and n(H 2) ~ 10 6 -10 7 cm-3 and is 10"-15" in size (2000 AU). It contains common molecules like CS, Hco+, and H 2 CO. The third component is the colder, lower density outer part of the envelope, which gradually fades into the ambient surrounding cloud core [Tkin ~ 10-20 K; n(H 2 ) ~ (3 x 10 4 )-(2 x 10 5 ) cm-3 ]. Radicals such as CN, C2H, and C3H 2 appear to reside principally in this region. The ambient cloud material is also probed through self-absorbed features in the line profiles of molecules such as HCN, HCO +, and H 2 CO. Beam-averaged abundances over a 20" scale are presented and are compared with those observed in cold dark clouds such as L134N and TMC-1 and with high-mass star-forming cores such as Orion-KL. Remarkably high deuterium fractionation ratios are found, which are more characteristic of hot core regions than of cold, quiescent clouds. As a whole, the chemical and physical regimes that can be distinguished in the low-mass young stellar object IRAS 16293-2422 are qualitatively similar to those found in high-mass star-forming regions, confirming the earlier conclusion that the chemical composition depends more on the age of the object than its mass.
doi:10.1086/175915 fatcat:qnmalljzerf7rkjpotr2blbqsi