|Dr. Silvia Spezzano||SCHEDULED|
Starless cores represent the initial conditions of star formation and
they are the ideal laboratories to study physical and chemical processes
away from the complications due to protostellar feedback. We have
recently compared the spatial distribution of cyclopropenylidene,
c-C3H2, and methanol in L1544 and underlined a different distribution
among C-bearing species within the core. I will discuss the chemical
differentiation in L1544 by using the maps of over 25 molecular tracers.
I will also present the laboratory facilities at the Center for
Astrochemical Studies at MPE, and highlight some recent results.