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1997A&A...327..493R Millimetre line CO (2-1) observations of a complete sample of AGN. Rigopoulou D., Papadakis I., Lawrence A., Ward M. Received 24 February 1997/Accepted 17 June 1997 Abstract. We report on observations of the CO (2->1) transition of a complete subset of 11/39 of the Piccinotti (1982) hard X-ray selected AGN sample. All of the 11 galaxies were clearly detected. All the galaxies in our sample are strong hard-X ray sources and thus the sample is unbiased with respect to obscuring material. Six of the galaxies are Seyfert 1 type objects with the rest five being reddened Seyfert 1s, or the so called ``Narrow Line Galaxies''. Based on our high S/N detections we investigate the relation between CO and far-infrared luminosities. A strong correlation is found to exist for both Seyfert 1s and Narrow Line Galaxies similar to the one seen in normal and bright infrared galaxies. Our data also suggest that the FIR emission in Seyferts galaxies is of thermal origin, an argument which is supported by three different lines of evidence, the CO-FIR correlation, the FIR/M(H_2_) dependence on dust temperature and the similarities in the shapes of the CO and HI profiles. The relation between CO emission and non-thermal radio power was examined next. Seyferts were found to show an excess radio non-thermal power for a given CO luminosity (when compared to starburst galaxies) while no differences were found between Seyfert 1s and 2s in their CO and radio properties (Seyfert 2s were selected from the literature). We conclude that Seyfert 1s and Narrow Line Galaxies have very similar properties with respect to their molecular gas reservoir. By comparing our CO observations with published optical data we explore the distribution of the molecular clouds in the sample galaxies. We find that in most cases the spatial distribution of CO clouds is confined within 1-1.4kpc around the nucleus. Key words: galaxies: active - ISM: molecules - galaxies: Seyferts
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