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Prompt Formation of Organic Acids in Pulse Ozonation of Terpenes on Aqueous Surfaces

Enami, Shinichi and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Colussi, A. J. (2010) Prompt Formation of Organic Acids in Pulse Ozonation of Terpenes on Aqueous Surfaces. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 1 (15). pp. 2374-2379. ISSN 1948-7185.

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A major atmospheric process, the gas-phase ozonation of terpenes yields suites of products via a cascade of chemically activated intermediates that ranges from primary ozonides to dioxiranes. If a similar mechanism operated in water, as it is generally assumed, such intermediates would be deactivated within picoseconds and, henceforth, be unable to produce carboxylic acids in microseconds. Herein, we report the online electrospray mass spectrometric detection of (M + 2O – H^+) and (M + 3O – H^+) carboxylates on the surface of aqueous β-caryophyllene (C_(15)H_(24), M = 204 Da) microjets exposed to a few ppmv of O_3(g) for < 10 μs. Since neither species is formed on dry solvent microjets and both incorporate deuterium from D_2O, we infer that carboxylates ensue from the interaction of nascent intermediates with interfacial water via heretofore unreported processes. These interfacial events proceed much faster than those in bulk liquids saturated with ozone.

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Enami, Shinichi0000-0002-2790-7361
Hoffmann, Michael R.0000-0001-6495-1946
Colussi, A. J.0000-0002-3400-4101
Additional Information:© 2010 American Chemical Society. Received Date: June 21, 2010. Accepted Date: July 9, 2010. Published on Web Date: July 15, 2010. S.E. appreciates the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad. This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant ATM-0714329.
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Official Citation:Prompt Formation of Organic Acids in Pulse Ozonation of Terpenes on Aqueous Surfaces Shinichi Enami, Michael R. Hoffmann, A. J. Colussi The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2010 1 (15), 2374-2379
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