Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4915–4937, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4915–4937, 2021

Research article 30 Mar 2021

Research article | 30 Mar 2021

On the importance of atmospheric loss of organic nitrates by aqueous-phase OH oxidation

Juan Miguel González-Sánchez et al.


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Short summary
Organic nitrates play a crucial role in air pollution as they are considered NOx reservoirs. This work lights up the importance of their reactions with OH radicals in the aqueous phase (cloud/fog, wet aerosol), which is slower than in the gas phase. For compounds that significantly partition in water such as polyfunctional biogenic nitrates, these aqueous-phase reactions should drive their atmospheric removal, leading to a broader spatial distribution of NOx than previously accounted for.
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