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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1555–1570, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1555-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1555–1570, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1555-2019
Research article
06 Feb 2019
Research article | 06 Feb 2019

Relative humidity effect on the formation of highly oxidized molecules and new particles during monoterpene oxidation

Xiaoxiao Li et al.

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We performed lab experiments to explore the role of relative humidity, RH, in atmospheric monoterpene oxidation and new particle formation. These studies will provide insights into the most important steps in the process, while also more accurately representing the real atmosphere. We found that the detected compounds did not change with RH, and in fact could mostly be fully explained by the autoxidation of organic peroxy radicals followed by bimolecular reactions with other peroxy radicals.
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