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Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4039–4054, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4039-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4039–4054, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4039-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Mar 2018

Research article | 22 Mar 2018

A self-consistent, multivariate method for the determination of gas-phase rate coefficients, applied to reactions of atmospheric VOCs and the hydroxyl radical

Jacob T. Shaw et al.

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The lifetime of a chemical in the atmosphere is largely governed by the rate of its reaction with the hydroxyl radical (OH). Measurements of rates for many of the thousands of identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have yet to be determined experimentally. We have developed a new technique for the rapid determination of gas-phase rate coefficients for the simultaneous reactions between multiple VOCs and OH. The method is tasted across a range of scenarios and is used to derive new values.
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