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Atmospheric breakdown chemistry of the new “green” solvent 2,2,5,5-tetramethyloxolane via gas-phase reactions with OH and Cl radicals
- Final revised paper (published on 17 Nov 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 04 Jul 2022)
- Supplement to the preprint
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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- RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-446', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Jul 2022
- RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-446', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Jul 2022
- AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-446', Caterina Mapelli, 05 Sep 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Caterina Mapelli on behalf of the Authors (03 Oct 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Oct 2022) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
This paper reports the results of a careful experimental and computational study of the kinetics of the reactions of hydroxyl radicals and chlorine atoms with a new solvent, 2,2,5,5-tetramethyloxolane. The results are presented in a clear and logical fashion and I recommend publication essentially as is.
I have only one suggestion for improvement which is to remove the claim of "green" for the subject molecule in the title (which sounds a little unscientific) and to add a quantitative justification for the conclusion in the abstract that TMO is a "less problematic" VOC than toluene. Jenkin et al. (Atmos. Environ., 163, 128, 2017) have provided a method to estimate the photochemical ozone creation potential (POCP) from molecular structure and k(OH). This method could be used to estimate the POCP for TMO which could then be compared to that for toluene (and other solvents).