Gas-Phase Oxidation of Atmospherically Relevant Unsaturated Hydrocarbons by Acyl Peroxy Radicals

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This study assesses the atmospheric impact of reactions between unsaturated hydrocarbons such as isoprene and monoterpenes and peroxy radicals containing various functional groups. We find that reactions between alkenes and acyl peroxy radicals have reaction rates high enough to be feasible in the atmosphere and lead to high molar mass accretion products. Moreover, the reaction between unsaturated hydrocarbons and acyl peroxy radicals leads to an alkyl radical, to which molecular oxygen rapidly adds. This finding is confirmed by both theoretical calculations and experiments. The formed perester peroxy radical may either undergo further H-shift reactions or react bimolecularly. The multifunctional oxygenated compounds formed through acyl peroxy radical + alkene reactions are potentially important contributors to particle formation and growth. Thus, acyl peroxy radical-initiated oxidation chemistry may need to be included in atmospheric models.
TidskriftJournal of the American Chemical Society
Sidor (från-till)13427-13437
Antal sidor11
StatusPublicerad - 7 maj 2024
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


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