Contribution Invited Talk
Chemistry in hot cores: modeling new molecules
New molecules continue to be detected in hot cores, and the ALMA telescope is likely to uncover many more over the coming years. Perhaps the most exciting detections involve highly complex molecules with structures that are new to interstellar chemical networks. How can we incorporate these molecules and structures into chemical networks to make sense of new detections?
I will give a brief overview of current approaches to modelling the chemistry of hot cores, and will detail recent efforts to expand the network of grain-surface formation pathways to include newly detected complex species. I will also explore the implications of the new model results, with a view to future observations.