Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15841–15857, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15841–15857, 2018

Research article 05 Nov 2018

Research article | 05 Nov 2018

Physical state of 2-methylbutane-1,2,3,4-tetraol in pure and internally mixed aerosols

Jörn Lessmeier et al.


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Short summary
We synthesized a compound, a tetraol, which is an atmospheric oxidation product in isoprene-derived secondary organic aerosols, and studied whether the tetraol is liquid or solid depending upon temperature and relative humidity, both in pure form and in mixtures with other compounds. Our results imply a liquid state of isoprene-derived aerosol particles in the lower troposphere at moderate humidity, but a solid state at colder upper tropospheric conditions, thus supporting modeling calculations.
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