Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8809–8821, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8809–8821, 2021

Research article 10 Jun 2021

Research article | 10 Jun 2021

Revisiting the reaction of dicarbonyls in aerosol proxy solutions containing ammonia: the case of butenedial

Jack C. Hensley et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Referee comment on acp-2021-137', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jack Hensley, 10 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-137', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jack Hensley, 10 May 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-137', Anonymous Referee #3, 08 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Jack Hensley, 10 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jack Hensley on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 May 2021) by Alexander Laskin
Short summary
We measured reactions of butenedial, an atmospheric dicarbonyl, in aqueous mixtures that mimic the conditions of aerosol particles. Major reaction products and rates were determined to assess their atmospheric relevance and to compare against other well-studied dicarbonyls. We suggest that the structure of the carbon backbone, not just the dominant functional group, plays a major role in dicarbonyl reactivity, influencing the fate and ability of dicarbonyls to produce brown carbon.
Final-revised paper