Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4895–4907, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4895–4907, 2022
Research article
12 Apr 2022
Research article | 12 Apr 2022

The impact of molecular self-organisation on the atmospheric fate of a cooking aerosol proxy

Adam Milsom et al.

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Cooking emissions can self-organise into nanostructured lamellar bilayers, and this can influence reaction kinetics. We developed a kinetic multi-layer model-based description of decay data we obtained from laboratory experiments of the ozonolysis of coated films of such a self-organised system, demonstrating a decreased diffusivity for both oleic acid and ozone. Nanostructure formation can thus increase the reactive half-life of oleic acid by days under typical indoor and outdoor conditions.
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