Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 813–829, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 813–829, 2021
Research article
20 Jan 2021
Research article | 20 Jan 2021

Quantification of the role of stabilized Criegee intermediates in the formation of aerosols in limonene ozonolysis

Yiwei Gong and Zhongming Chen

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Stabilized Criegee intermediates (SCIs) are important factors in estimating aerosol formation in the atmosphere. Here the results show that SCIs account for more than 60 % of aerosol formation in limonene ozonolysis and water is an uncertainty in SCI performances. The aerosol formation potential of SCIs under high-humidity conditions is double that under dry and low-humidity conditions, suggesting SCI reactions are still important in contributing to aerosols at high relative humidity.
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