Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 315–338, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 315–338, 2021

Research article 13 Jan 2021

Research article | 13 Jan 2021

Photochemical degradation of iron(III) citrate/citric acid aerosol quantified with the combination of three complementary experimental techniques and a kinetic process model

Jing Dou et al.


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Short summary
Photochemistry of iron(III) complexes plays an important role in aerosol aging, especially in the lower troposphere. Ensuing radical chemistry leads to decarboxylation, and the production of peroxides, and oxygenated volatile compounds, resulting in particle mass loss due to release of the volatile products to the gas phase. We investigated kinetic transport limitations due to high particle viscosity under low relative humidity conditions. For quantification a numerical model was developed.
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