Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Research article
01 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 01 Feb 2019

Nitrogen-containing secondary organic aerosol formation by acrolein reaction with ammonia/ammonium

Zhijian Li, Sergey A. Nizkorodov, Hong Chen, Xiaohui Lu, Xin Yang, and Jianmin Chen


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AR by Xin Yang on behalf of the Authors (27 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Jan 2019) by James Roberts
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Short summary
In this work, we found that acrolein, the smallest α,β-unsaturated aldehyde, has the potential to form light-absorbing heterocyclic secondary organic aerosol. In the gaseous phase, acrolein can react with gaseous ammonia, forming 3-picoline. In the liquid phase, the dissolved acrolein can react with ammonium to form higher molecular-weight pyridinium compounds. All the pyridinium compounds can increase the light absorptivity of aerosol particles.
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