Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Research article
04 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 04 Feb 2022

NO3 chemistry of wildfire emissions: a kinetic study of the gas-phase reactions of furans with the NO3 radical

Mike J. Newland, Yangang Ren, Max R. McGillen, Lisa Michelat, Véronique Daële, and Abdelwahid Mellouki


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Short summary
Wildfires are increasing in extent and severity, driven by climate change. Such fires emit large amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to the atmosphere. Many of these, such as the furans studied here, are very reactive and are rapidly converted to other VOCs, which are expected to have negative health effects and to further impact the climate. Here, we establish the importance of the nitrate radical for removing these compounds both during the night and during the day.
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