Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Research article
28 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 28 Sep 2017

Secondary organic aerosol from atmospheric photooxidation of indole

Julia Montoya-Aguilera, Jeremy R. Horne, Mallory L. Hinks, Lauren T. Fleming, Véronique Perraud, Peng Lin, Alexander Laskin, Julia Laskin, Donald Dabdub, and Sergey A. Nizkorodov


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AR by Sergey A. Nizkorodov on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Jul 2017) by Jason Surratt
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Jul 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (11 Aug 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Aug 2017) by Jason Surratt
AR by Sergey A. Nizkorodov on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2017) by Jason Surratt
Short summary
Various plant species emit a chemical compound called indole under stressed conditions or during flowering events. Our experiments show that indole can be oxidized in the atmosphere to produce a brownish haze containing well-known indole-derived dyes, such as indigo dye. An airshed model that includes indole chemistry shows that indole aerosol makes a significant contribution to the total aerosol burden and to visibility.
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