Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8001–8016, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8001-2018

Special issue: Simulation chambers as tools in atmospheric research (AMT/ACP/GMD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8001–8016, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8001-2018

Research article 07 Jun 2018

Research article | 07 Jun 2018

Investigation of the oxidation of methyl vinyl ketone (MVK) by OH radicals in the atmospheric simulation chamber SAPHIR

Hendrik Fuchs et al.

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The photooxidation of methyl vinyl ketone MVK, one of the most important products of isoprene that is emitted by plants, was investigated in the atmospheric simulation chamber SAPHIR for conditions found in forested areas. The comparison of measured trace gas time series with model calculations shows a gap in the understanding of radical chemistry in the MVK oxidation scheme. The possibility of unimolecular isomerization reactions were investigated by means of quantum-chemical calculations.
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