The commissioning of the ALMA array and the next generation of space telescopes heralds the dawn of a new age of Astronomy in which the role of chemistry in the interstellar medium, in star and planet formation may be quantified. A vital part of these studies will be to determine the molecular complexity in these seemingly hostile regions and explore how molecules are synthesized and survive. The current hypothesis is that many of these species are formed within the ice mantles on interstellar dust grains with irradiation by UV light or cosmic rays stimulating chemical reactions. However such irradiation releases many secondary electrons which may themselves induced chemistry. In this article we discuss the potential role of such electron induced chemistry and demonstrate, through some simple experiments, the rich molecular synthesis that this may lead to.