Articles | Volume 19, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15073–15086, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15073-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15073–15086, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15073-2019

Research article 13 Dec 2019

Research article | 13 Dec 2019

Effect of NOx on 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene (TMB) oxidation product distribution and particle formation

Epameinondas Tsiligiannis et al.

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The role of anthropogenic VOCs (AVOCs) for SOA formation needs to be scrutinised. The aromatic 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene (TMB) was shown to form highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs) in NOx-free environments, possibly contributing to new particle formation (NPF). However, formation of HOMs and particles was suppressed in the presence of NOx, while the formation of organonitrates (ONs) was increased. Thus, aromatic AVOCs may not enhance NPF in urban air masses.
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