Chemistry in Protoplanetary Disks


This comprehensive review summarizes our current understanding of the evolution of gas, solids and molecular ices in protoplanetary disks. Key findings related to disk physics and chemistry, both observationally and theoretically, are highlighted. We discuss which molecular probes are used to derive gas temperature, density, ionization state, kinematics, deuterium fractionation, and study organic matter in protoplanetary disks.Comment: 83 pages, 8 figures, 5 tables, to be published in a Thematic Issue "Astrochemistry" in Chem. Reviews (December 2013). This document is the unedited Author's version of a Submitted Work that was subsequently accepted for publication in Chemical Reviews, copyright (c) American Chemical Society after peer revie

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