Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10793–10808, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10793–10808, 2016
Research article
31 Aug 2016
Research article | 31 Aug 2016

Impact of molecular structure on secondary organic aerosol formation from aromatic hydrocarbon photooxidation under low-NOx conditions

Lijie Li et al.

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This study comprehensively investigates the molecular structure impact on SOA formation during the photooxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons under low-NOx conditions by simultaneously analyzing SOA yield, chemical composition and physical properties. The result suggests that the substitute location, carbon chain length and branching structure exert greater impact on SOA formation than the substitute number. This study improve the understanding of SOA formation from anthropogenic sources.
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