Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5685–5700, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5685–5700, 2022
Research article
29 Apr 2022
Research article | 29 Apr 2022

Chemical transformation of α-pinene-derived organosulfate via heterogeneous OH oxidation: implications for sources and environmental fates of atmospheric organosulfates

Rongshuang Xu et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-953', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-953', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by ManNin Chan on behalf of the Authors (12 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Apr 2022) by Alex Huffman
Short summary
To date, while over a hundred organosulfates (OSs) have been detected in atmospheric aerosols, many of them are still unidentified, with unknown precursors and formation processes. We found the heterogeneous OH oxidation of an α-pinene-derived organosulfate (C10H17O5SNa, αpOS-249, αpOS-249) can proceed at an efficient rate and transform into more oxygenated OSs, which have been commonly detected in atmospheric aerosols and α-pinene-derived SOA in chamber studies.
Final-revised paper