Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Research article
20 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 20 Apr 2018

Characterization of organic nitrate constituents of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) from nitrate-radical-initiated oxidation of limonene using high-resolution chemical ionization mass spectrometry

Cameron Faxon, Julia Hammes, Michael Le Breton, Ravi Kant Pathak, and Mattias Hallquist


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Jan 2018) by Astrid Kiendler-Scharr (deceased)
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Short summary
Nighttime oxidation of organic compounds emitted from vegetation produce aerosol particles affecting climate and human health. Here we apply state-of the-art chemical characterization for a detailed study on the oxidation of limonene initiated by the nitrate radical. We now have the identity of major nitrated products and their thermal properties. Including a cluster analysis, through this study, new knowledge supporting modeling and field observations of organic nitrates is gained.
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