Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7963–7981, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7963–7981, 2021

Research article 25 May 2021

Research article | 25 May 2021

SO2 and NH3 emissions enhance organosulfur compounds and fine particle formation from the photooxidation of a typical aromatic hydrocarbon

Zhaomin Yang et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-61', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-61', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Feb 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-61', Anonymous Referee #3, 25 Feb 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Narcisse T. Tsona on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Mar 2021) by Jason Surratt
Short summary
The promotion effects of SO2 and NH3 on particle and organosulfur compound formation from 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene (TMB) photooxidation were observed for the first time. The enhanced organosulfur compounds included hitherto unidentified aromatic sulfonates and organosulfates (OSs). OSs were produced via acid-driven heterogeneous chemistry of hydroperoxides. The production of organosulfur compounds might provide a new pathway for the fate of TMB in regions with considerable SO2 emissions.
Final-revised paper