M. Ohishi, D. McGonagle, W. M. Irvine, S. Yamamoto, and S. Saito
reported on the
Detection of a New Interstellar Molecule, H<sub>2</sub>CN,
Astrophys. J. 427, L51 (1994).
Two noisy features near 73.35 GHz, observed with the 12 m NRAO telescope at Kitt Peak, were assigned to 1H hyperfine components of the 101 − 000 transition of H2CN. This identification was, however, refuted later, see comment on Cabezas et al. below. The authors also identify tentatively a line near 146.67 GHz observed toward Sgr B2(N) to a blend of three hyperfine components of the 202 − 101 transition of H2CN. This identification has not been substantiated thus far. If this latter identification were correct, our recent knowledge suggest that the molecule would then reside in the less dense envelope of Sgr B2(N).

C. Vastel, J. C. Loison, V. Wakelam, and B. Lefloch
reported on the
Isocyanogen Formation in the Cold Interstellar Medium,
Astron. Astrophys. 625, art. no. A91 (2019).
A molecular line survey of the prestellar core L1544 between 71.74 and 115.87 GHz was carried out with the IRAM 30 m telescope. Methyleneamidogen was observed through six hyperfine transitions around 73.4 GHz.

C. Cabezas, M. Agúndez, N. Marcelino, B. Tercero, S. Cuadrado, and J. Cernicharo
reported on the
Interstellar Detection of the Simplest Aminocarbyne H<sub>2</sub>NC: An ignored but Abundant Molecule,
Astron. Astrophys. 654, art. no. A45 (2021).
The authors give accounts on methyleneamidogen in the L483 and B1-b protostellar objects from earlier molecular line surveys carried out at 3 mm using the IRAM 30 m telescope; the L483 results were mentioned in an earlier publication, but only a column density was given. The molecule was not detected in corresponding data of the prestellar core TMC-1. The column densities of H2CN and H2NC were essentially the same in the first two sources.

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