April 2020

The initial detection of methoxymethanol (CH3OCH2OH) was reported in 2017 by McGuire et al. toward the MM1 core in NGC 6334I, a massive protocluster in the Cat's Paw nebula. The observations were performed with ALMA using new data for methoxymethanol measured by Motiyenko et al. A map of methoxymethanol, (c) in the upper right corner of the figure, was included in the publication. Methoxymethanol has subsequently also been observed toward IRAS 16293-2422 A by Manigand et al.

As Wikipedia notes, Methoxymethanol is both an ether and an alochol.

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BA McGuire
CN Shingledescker
ER Willis
AM Burkhardt
S El-Abd
RA Motikenko
CL Brogan
TR Hunter
L Margulès
J-C Guillemin
RT Garrod
E Herbst
AJ Remijan

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