Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Research article
06 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 06 Jun 2017

Ozonolysis of α-phellandrene – Part 1: Gas- and particle-phase characterisation

Felix A. Mackenzie-Rae, Tengyu Liu, Wei Deng, Sandra M. Saunders, Zheng Fang, Yanli Zhang, and Xinming Wang


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ED: Publish as is (01 May 2017) by Markus Petters
Short summary
The atmospheric decomposition of the biogenic α-phellandrene with ozone is characterised by conducting carefully controlled experiments in a smog chamber. Major gas-phase products are identified based on theoretical/mechanism insight, with yields quantified. Meanwhile, a significant amount of aerosol is formed and characterised, with Criegee intermediates found to be important for new particle formation. It is concluded that α-phellandrene contributes to aerosol formation/growth where emitted.
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