The 12-atom molecule isopropyl cyanide (i-C3H7CN) was observed toward
(N) with the
as reported in Science in 2014 by
Belloche and coworkers. These observations
were part of the
About 50 lines were attributed to the molecule.
Isopropyl cyanide has also been detected toward
Pagani et al.
Future observations of i-C3H7CN have been aided by subsequent experimental work by
Kolesniková et al., which characterized additional
lines of the molecule as well as various isotopologues and even the monohydrated species
Isopropyl cyanide has a
branched structure with the –CN cyano
group attached to the central C atom of a isopropyl radical. The unbranched, "normal" form, n-propyl cyanide,
has also been
Isopropyl cyanide or
isobutyronitrile is one of the
numerous known astromolecules that include the cyano or isocyano groups.