Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
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, Jiewen Shen, Hong-Bin Xie, Jingwen Chen, and Jonas Elm


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
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.
Final-revised paper