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Chemistry of chlorine in dense interstellar clouds

Blake, Geoffrey A. and Anicich, V. G. and Huntress, W. T., Jr. (1986) Chemistry of chlorine in dense interstellar clouds. Astrophysical Journal, 300 (1). pp. 415-419. ISSN 0004-637X.

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Laboratory experiments and theoretical modeling show that the chemistry of chlorine is fairly simple in dense interstellar clouds, with Cl and HCl as the only species whose fractional abundances are significant. The estimated fraction of gas-phase chlorine present as HCl lies between 25-65 percent, in good agreement with the recent observations of the ground state HCl transition by Blake, Keene, and Philips (1985). These results, combined with the observational limits on HCl, indicate that chlorine is not severely depleted in dense interstellar clouds.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1985 March 18; accepted 1985 June 28. The research described in this paper was performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:Chemistry of chlorine in dense interstellar clouds Blake, G. A.; Anicich, V. G.; Huntress, W. T., Jr.
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