Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Research article
11 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 11 Sep 2018

Chlorine oxidation of VOCs at a semi-rural site in Beijing: significant chlorine liberation from ClNO2 and subsequent gas- and particle-phase Cl–VOC production

Michael Le Breton, Åsa M. Hallquist, Ravi Kant Pathak, David Simpson, Yujue Wang, John Johansson, Jing Zheng, Yudong Yang, Dongjie Shang, Haichao Wang, Qianyun Liu, Chak Chan, Tao Wang, Thomas J. Bannan, Michael Priestley, Carl J. Percival, Dudley E. Shallcross, Keding Lu, Song Guo, Min Hu, and Mattias Hallquist

Data sets

Datasets M. Le Breton, Å. M. Hallquist, R. K. Pathak, D. Simpson, Y. Wang, J. Johansson, J. Zheng, Y. Yang, D. Shang, H. Wang, Q. Liu, C. Chan, T. Wang, T. J. Bannan, M. Priestley, C. J. Percival, D. E. Shallcross, K. Lu, S. Guo, M. Hu, and M. Hallquist

Short summary
We apply state-of-the-art chemical characterization to determine the chloride radical production in Beijing via measurement of inorganic halogens at a semi-rural site. The high concentration of inorganic halogens, namely nitryl chloride, enables the production of chlorinated volatile organic compounds which are measured in both the gas and particle phases simultaneously. This enables the secondary production of aerosols via chlorine oxidation to be directly observed in ambient air.
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