Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Research article
21 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 21 Sep 2016

Stable carbon isotope ratios of ambient aromatic volatile organic compounds

Anna Kornilova, Lin Huang, Marina Saccon, and Jochen Rudolph


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Aug 2016) by Jan Kaiser
Short summary
The photochemical oxidation of organic compounds in the atmosphere results in the formation of important secondary pollutants such as ozone and fine particles. The extent of oxidation the organic compounds have been subjected too since there emissions is essential is key for understanding the formation of secondary pollutants. This paper demonstrates that measurements of the carbon isotope ratios allow determining the extent of photochemical processing for individual compounds.
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