Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Research article
03 May 2017
Research article |  | 03 May 2017

Influence of organic compound functionality on aerosol hygroscopicity: dicarboxylic acids, alkyl-substituents, sugars and amino acids

Aleksandra Marsh, Rachael E. H. Miles, Grazia Rovelli, Alexander G. Cowling, Lucy Nandy, Cari S. Dutcher, and Jonathan P. Reid


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AR by Jonathan Reid on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2017) by Manabu Shiraiwa
RR by Andreas Zuend (29 Mar 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (31 Mar 2017) by Manabu Shiraiwa
AR by Jonathan Reid on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Apr 2017) by Manabu Shiraiwa
Short summary
The response of aerosol particles to changes in relative humidity (RH) is dependent on the hygroscopicity of the constituent chemical components. We present accurate measurements of the hygroscopic response of aerosols over a wide range in RH, extending up to the saturation RH. The chemical compounds studied include dicarboxylic acids, amino acids, sugars and polyols. These data provide a comprehensive source of data to help improve functional group activity models of aerosol hygroscopicity.
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