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Abstract

A series of smog chamber experiments have been conducted in which five cyclic monterpenes were oxidized by ozone. The evolved secondary aerosol was analyzed by GC-MS and HPLC-MS for non-volatile polar oxidation products with emphasis on the identification of carboxylic acids. Three classes of compounds were determined at concentration levels corresponding to low percentage molar yields: I.e. dicarboxylic acids, oxo-carboxylic acids, and hydroxy-keto-carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acids are highly polar and have low vapour pressures than their corresponding aldehydes and may thus play an important role in secondary organic aerosol formation processes.

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Authors: GLASIUS M, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);LAHANIATI M, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);CALOGIROU A, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);BELLA D, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);JENSEN N R, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);HJORTH J, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);KOTSIAS D, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);LARSEN B O, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Environmental Science and Technology (1999)
Record Number: 199911683 / Last updated on: 1999-12-24
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en