Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Research article
27 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 27 Apr 2021

Observations of speciated isoprene nitrates in Beijing: implications for isoprene chemistry

Claire E. Reeves, Graham P. Mills, Lisa K. Whalley, W. Joe F. Acton, William J. Bloss, Leigh R. Crilley, Sue Grimmond, Dwayne E. Heard, C. Nicholas Hewitt, James R. Hopkins, Simone Kotthaus, Louisa J. Kramer, Roderic L. Jones, James D. Lee, Yanhui Liu, Bin Ouyang, Eloise Slater, Freya Squires, Xinming Wang, Robert Woodward-Massey, and Chunxiang Ye


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (25 Aug 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Aug 2020) by Frank Keutsch
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 Sep 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Sep 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Sep 2020) by Frank Keutsch
AR by Claire Reeves on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Mar 2021) by Frank Keutsch
AR by Claire Reeves on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The impact of isoprene on atmospheric chemistry is dependent on how its oxidation products interact with other pollutants, specifically nitrogen oxides. Such interactions can lead to isoprene nitrates. We made measurements of the concentrations of individual isoprene nitrate isomers in Beijing and used a model to test current understanding of their chemistry. We highlight areas of uncertainty in understanding, in particular the chemistry following oxidation of isoprene by the nitrate radical.
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