Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Research article
05 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2021

Chemical characterisation of benzene oxidation products under high- and low-NOx conditions using chemical ionisation mass spectrometry

Michael Priestley, Thomas J. Bannan, Michael Le Breton, Stephen D. Worrall, Sungah Kang, Iida Pullinen, Sebastian Schmitt, Ralf Tillmann, Einhard Kleist, Defeng Zhao, Jürgen Wildt, Olga Garmash, Archit Mehra, Asan Bacak, Dudley E. Shallcross, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Åsa M. Hallquist, Mikael Ehn, Hugh Coe, Carl J. Percival, Mattias Hallquist, Thomas F. Mentel, and Gordon McFiggans


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AR by Michael Priestley on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Dec 2020) by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jan 2021) by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
AR by Michael Priestley on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
A significant fraction of emissions from human activity consists of aromatic hydrocarbons, e.g. benzene, which oxidise to form new compounds important for particle growth. Characterisation of benzene oxidation products highlights the range of species produced as well as their chemical properties and contextualises them within relevant frameworks, e.g. MCM. Cluster analysis of the oxidation product time series distinguishes behaviours of CHON compounds that could aid in identifying functionality.
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