N. Kaifu, M. Morimoto, K. Nagane, K. Akabane, T. Iguchi, and K. Takagi
reported on the
Detection of Interstellar Methylamine
Astrophys. J. 191, L135–L137 (1974).
They used they Mitaka 6 m telescope for the a, 515 – 505 transition near 73.0 GHz and the 11 m Kitt Peak telescope for the s, 414 – 404 transition near 86.1 GHz to detect molecular emission from Sagittarius B2.

At the same time,
N. Fourikis, K. Takagi, and M. Morimoto
reported on the
Detection of Interstellar Methylamine by its 2<sub>02</sub> – 1<sub>10</sub> //A<sub>a</sub>// State Transition
Astrophys. J. 191, L139–L141 (1974).
They used the Parkes 64 m telecope to detect the transition near 8.8 GHz in emission toward Sagittarius B2.

Both papers mentioned above reported also the detection toward the Orion A molecular cloud, however, these detections are incorrect, see e.g.
L. E. B. Johansson, C. Andersson, J. Elldér, P. Friberg, Å. Hjalmarson, B. Höglund, W. M. Irvine, H. Olofsson, and G. Rydbeck,
Spectral scan of Orion A and IRC+10216 from 72 to 91 GHz
Astron. Astrophys. 191, L139–L141 (1974).

S. Zeng, I. Jiménez-Serra, V. M. Rivilla, S. Martín, J. Martín-Pintado, M. A. Requena-Torres, J. Armijos-Abendaño, D. Riquelme, and R. Aladro
carried out a study on
Complex Organic Molecules in the Galactic Centre: the N-bearing Family
They performed an unbiased molecular line survey of the quiescent molecular cloud G+0.693−0.03 using the GBT 100 m dish (12.7–15.5 GHz and sections of 18–27 GHz) and the IRAM 30 m dish (80–116, 128–176, and 240–272 GHz). The detected five lines of methylamine.

E. G. Bøgelund, B. A. McGuire, M. R. Hogerheijde, E. F. van Dishoeck, and N. F. W. Ligterink
reported on
Methylamine and other simple N-bearing species in the hot cores NGC 6334I MM1–3
Astron. Astrophys. 624, Art. No. A82 (2019).
The authors describe the first unambigous detection of methylamine outside of the Galactic center.


Contributor(s): H. S. P. Müller; 03, 2016; 06, 2019; 08, 2020.


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