Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Research article
03 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 03 Aug 2022

Functionality-based formation of secondary organic aerosol from m-xylene photooxidation

Yixin Li, Jiayun Zhao, Mario Gomez-Hernandez, Michael Lavallee, Natalie M. Johnson, and Renyi Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-951', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-951', Anonymous Referee #3, 16 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Renyi Zhang on behalf of the Authors (13 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Apr 2022) by Ivan Kourtchev
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 May 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 May 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 May 2022) by Ivan Kourtchev
AR by Renyi Zhang on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 May 2022) by Ivan Kourtchev
Short summary
Here we elucidate the production of COOs and their roles in SOA and brown carbon formation from m-xylene oxidation by simultaneously monitoring the evolution of gas-phase products and aerosol properties in an environmental chamber. A kinetic framework is developed to predict SOA production from the concentrations and uptake coefficients for COOs. This functionality-based approach reproduces SOA formation from m-xylene oxidation well and is applicable to VOC oxidation for other species.
Final-revised paper