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Spectroscopy and kinetics of the peroxy radicals formed by chlorine-initiated oxidation of isoprene

Dodson, Leah G. and Smarte, Matthew D. and Takematsu, Kana and Eddingsaas, Nathan C. and Okumura, Mitchio (2014) Spectroscopy and kinetics of the peroxy radicals formed by chlorine-initiated oxidation of isoprene. In: 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, 16-20 March 2014, Dallas, TX.

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Peroxy radicals dominate atm. chem. as important reaction intermediates in the oxidn. of volatile org. compds. (VOCs). Biogenic alkene emissions such as isoprene and 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol (MBO-232) react rapidly with free radicals to form β-substituted alkylperoxy radicals. Chlorine-initiated oxidn. of VOCs has recently become of interest as more in-land sources of chlorine atoms are discovered. We have directly detected the A-X electronic transition spectrum of chlorine-substituted atmospherically-relevant alkyl peroxy radicals from 7000-9000 cm⁻¹ using cavity ringdown spectroscopy. Spectra of peroxy radicals formed by chlorine-initiated oxidn. of isoprene, 2-butene, 3-methyl-1-butene, and MBO-232 are presented here. Kinetic rate consts. of peroxy radical self-reactions and peroxy radical reactions with HO₂ and NO were obtained by directly observing the near-IR absorption spectrum of the peroxy radical intermediate. These rate consts. will be reported here.

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Dodson, Leah G.0000-0001-5960-056X
Smarte, Matthew D.0000-0002-4835-7880
Takematsu, Kana0000-0002-2334-336X
Eddingsaas, Nathan C.0000-0003-1539-5415
Okumura, Mitchio0000-0001-6874-1137
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