Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7765–7776, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7765–7776, 2015

Research article 16 Jul 2015

Research article | 16 Jul 2015

Phase partitioning and volatility of secondary organic aerosol components formed from α-pinene ozonolysis and OH oxidation: the importance of accretion products and other low volatility compounds

F. D. Lopez-Hilfiker et al.

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We measured a large suite organic compounds using a recently developed Filter Inlet for Gases and AEROsols (FIGAERO) coupled to a (HR-ToF-CIMS). The instrument was deployed on environmental simulation chambers to study monoterpene oxidation as a secondary organic aerosol (SOA) source. We find that approximately 50% of the detected particle phase mass is associated with compounds having effective vapor pressures 4, or more, orders of magnitude lower than commonly measured products.
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