Articles | Volume 22, issue 17
Research article
07 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 07 Sep 2022

Atmospheric oxidation mechanism and kinetics of indole initiated by OH and Cl: a computational study

Jingwen Xue, Fangfang Ma, Jonas Elm, Jingwen Chen, and Hong-Bin Xie


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-88', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 May 2022
    • RC2: 'Reply on RC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 May 2022
      • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Hongbin Xie, 03 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Hongbin Xie, 03 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hongbin Xie on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Jul 2022) by John Liggio
Short summary
·OH/·Cl initiated indole reactions mainly form organonitrates, alkoxy radicals and hydroperoxide products, showing a varying mechanism from previously reported amines reactions. This study reveals carcinogenic nitrosamines cannot be formed in indole oxidation reactions despite radicals formed from -NH- H abstraction. The results are important to understand the atmospheric impact of indole oxidation and extend current understanding on the atmospheric chemistry of organic nitrogen compounds.
Final-revised paper