Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14789–14814, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14789-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14789–14814, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14789-2021

Research article 06 Oct 2021

Research article | 06 Oct 2021

Formation of condensable organic vapors from anthropogenic and biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is strongly perturbed by NOx in eastern China

Yuliang Liu et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-364', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', W. Nie, 21 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-364', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', W. Nie, 21 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by W. Nie on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Aug 2021) by Thomas Karl
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Short summary
Oxygenated organic molecules (OOMs) are crucial intermediates linking volatile organic compounds to secondary organic aerosols. Using nitrate time-of-flight chemical ionization mass spectrometry in eastern China, we performed positive matrix factorization (PMF) on binned OOM mass spectra. We reconstructed over 1000 molecules from 14 derived PMF factors and identified about 72  % of the observed OOMs as organic nitrates, highlighting the decisive role of NOx in OOM formation in populated areas.
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