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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3453-3474, 2017
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/3453/2017/
doi:10.5194/acp-17-3453-2017
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Research article
10 Mar 2017
Formation of highly oxygenated low-volatility products from cresol oxidation Rebecca H. Schwantes et al.
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Toluene, one of the principle aromatic compounds present in the atmosphere, is oxidized by OH to produce cresol and other products. Here later-generation low-volatility oxygenated products from cresol oxidation by OH are detected in the gas and particle phases. This work identifies a simple and significant mechanism for toluene secondary organic aerosol formation through the cresol pathway. Likely the phenolic pathway of other aromatic compounds is also important for secondary organic aerosol.
Toluene, one of the principle aromatic compounds present in the atmosphere, is oxidized by OH to...
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