Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Research article
15 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2018

High-molecular-weight esters in α-pinene ozonolysis secondary organic aerosol: structural characterization and mechanistic proposal for their formation from highly oxygenated molecules

Ariane Kahnt, Reinhilde Vermeylen, Yoshiteru Iinuma, Mohammad Safi Shalamzari, Willy Maenhaut, and Magda Claeys


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Short summary
High-molecular-weight esters present in α-pinene ozonolysis secondary organic aerosol have been structurally characterized with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Unambiguous evidence could be obtained for the linkage in the MW 368 hydroxypinonyl ester of pinic acid, while the same linkage could be supported for the MW 358 diaterpenylic ester of pinic acid. A mechanistic proposal is presented to explain their possible formation from highly oxygenated molecules reported in previous work.
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