Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4023–4042, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4023–4042, 2016

Research article 29 Mar 2016

Research article | 29 Mar 2016

Direct measurements of OH and other product yields from the HO2  + CH3C(O)O2 reaction

Frank A. F. Winiberg et al.


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Short summary
OH radicals are important intermediates in the atmosphere, and the high concentrations observed in tropical regions are yet to be fully explained. Radical-radical reactions such as the title reaction can contribute to OH formation. This is the most fully comprehensive study of the CH3C(O)O2 + HO2 reaction with direct observation of products in all reaction channels. The implications of the new measurements on OH, PAN and NOx concentrations are considered via global models.
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