Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article
04 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 04 Jun 2021

Importance of secondary organic aerosol formation of α-pinene, limonene, and m-cresol comparing day- and nighttime radical chemistry

Anke Mutzel, Yanli Zhang, Olaf Böge, Maria Rodigast, Agata Kolodziejczyk, Xinming Wang, and Hartmut Herrmann


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AR by Hartmut Herrmann on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Oct 2020) by Jean-Francois Doussin
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Dec 2020) by Jean-Francois Doussin
AR by Hartmut Herrmann on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Apr 2021) by Jean-Francois Doussin
Short summary
This study investigates secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation and particle growth from α-pinene, limonene, and m-cresol oxidation through NO3 and OH radicals and the effect of relative humidity. The formed SOA is comprehensively characterized with respect to the content of OC / EC, WSOC, SOA-bound peroxides, and SOA marker compounds. The findings present new insights and implications of nighttime chemistry, which can form SOA more efficiently than OH radical reaction during daytime.
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