Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3473–3490, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3473-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3473–3490, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3473-2021

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 et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jan 2021) by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
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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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