Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4511–4527, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4511–4527, 2016

Research article 13 Apr 2016

Research article | 13 Apr 2016

Molecular transformations of phenolic SOA during photochemical aging in the aqueous phase: competition among oligomerization, functionalization, and fragmentation

Lu Yu et al.


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ED: Publish as is (04 Apr 2016) by Yafang Cheng
Short summary
The chemical evolution of SOA formed during aqueous reactions of phenolic compounds is studied via combined bulk and molecular analysis. Phenolic SOA evolve dynamically during photochemical aging, with different reaction mechanisms (oligomerization, fragmentation, and functionalization) leading to different generations of products that span an enormous range in volatilities and a large range in oxidation state and composition. Aqueous reactions of phenols are likely an important source of ELVOC.
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