Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13891–13901, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13891-2017

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13891–13901, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13891-2017
Research article
22 Nov 2017
Research article | 22 Nov 2017

Insight into the in-cloud formation of oxalate based on in situ measurement by single particle mass spectrometry

Guohua Zhang et al.

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We first reported the size-resolved mixing state of oxalate in the cloud droplet residual, the cloud interstitial, and cloud-free particles by single particle mass spectrometry. Individual particle analysis provides unique insight into the formation and evolution of oxalate during in-cloud processing. The data show that in-cloud aqueous reactions dramatically improved the formation of oxalate from organic acids that were strongly associated with the aged biomass burning particles.
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