Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 2639–2650, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2639-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 2639–2650, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2639-2022

Research article 25 Feb 2022

Research article | 25 Feb 2022

The role of organic acids in new particle formation from methanesulfonic acid and methylamine

Rongjie Zhang et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-831', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-831', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Nov 2021
  • AC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-831', Hongbin Xie, 31 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hongbin Xie on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Jan 2022) by Joachim Curtius
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Short summary
Formic acid is screened out as the species that can effectively catalyze the new particle formation (NPF) of the methanesulfonic acid (MSA)–methylamine system, indicating organic acids might be required to facilitate MSA-driven NPF in the atmosphere. The results are significant to comprehensively understand the MSA-driven NPF and expand current knowledge of the contribution of OAs to NPF.
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