Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 649–669, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 649–669, 2020

Research article 20 Jan 2020

Research article | 20 Jan 2020

Experimental investigation into the volatilities of highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs)

Otso Peräkylä et al.


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Short summary
Highly oxygenated organic molecules have been suggested to form a large part of secondary organic aerosol. However, with their exotic structures, their volatilities are not well known, making their exact role in particle formation hard to assess. In laboratory experiments, we found the volatility of HOMs formed in the ozonolysis of the monoterpene alpha-pinene to be in the middle of earlier estimates. The volatilities of HOMs could be well explained in terms of their molecular formulae.
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