Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5145–5155, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5145-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5145–5155, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5145-2020

Research article 30 Apr 2020

Research article | 30 Apr 2020

Formation of highly oxygenated organic molecules from chlorine-atom-initiated oxidation of alpha-pinene

Yonghong Wang et al.

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Chamber experiments were conducted with alpha-pinene and chlorine under low- and high-nitrogen-oxide (NOX) conditions. We estimated the HOM yields from chlorine-initiated oxidation of alpha-pinene under low-NOX conditions to be around 1.8 %, though with a uncertainty range (0.8 %–4 %) due to lack of suitable calibration methods. Our study clearly demonstrates that the chlorine-atom-initiated oxidation of alpha-pinene can produce low-volatility organic compounds.
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