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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8789-8804, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8789-2017
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Research article
20 Jul 2017
Atmospheric chemistry, sources and sinks of carbon suboxide, C3O2 Stephan Keßel et al.
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In this study we identify an often overlooked stable oxide of carbon, namely carbon suboxide (C3O2), in ambient air. We have made C3O2 and in the laboratory determined its absorption cross section data and the rate of reaction with two important atmospheric oxidants, OH and O3. By incorporating known sources and sinks in a global model we have generated a first global picture of the distribution of this species in the atmosphere.
In this study we identify an often overlooked stable oxide of carbon, namely carbon suboxide...
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