Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Research article
04 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2019

Solubility and solution-phase chemistry of isocyanic acid, methyl isocyanate, and cyanogen halides

James M. Roberts and Yong Liu


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AR by James Roberts on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Mar 2019) by Sergey A. Nizkorodov
AR by James Roberts on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Condensed-phase reactions are important removal processes for reduced nitrogen species, isocyanic acid (HNCO), methyl isocyanate (CH3NCO), and cyanogen halides (XCN, X = Cl, Br, I). This chemistry is not well understood, so we measured aqueous-phase solubilities and reaction rates under a range of temperatures and conditions and in n-octanol, a proxy for non-polar media and biological membranes. The results were used to estimate atmospheric removal rates and fates of these nitrogen compounds.
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