Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7357–7372, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7357–7372, 2021
Measurement report
17 May 2021
Measurement report | 17 May 2021

Measurement report: Effects of NOx and seed aerosol on highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs) from cyclohexene ozonolysis

Meri Räty et al.

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Cyclohexene resembles certain relatively complex compounds in the atmosphere that through oxidation produce vapours that take part in aerosol formation. We studied the highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs) formed in cyclohexene ozonolysis, the relationship between their chemical composition and their tendency to condense onto seed aerosol, as well as the effect of NOx pollutants on their signals. Two existing models were also tested for their ability to predict the volatility of the HOMs.
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