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Atmospheric chemistry of peroxides: a review

Gunz, Dieter W. and Hoffmann, Michael R. (1990) Atmospheric chemistry of peroxides: a review. Atmospheric Environment Part A-General Topics, 24 (7). pp. 1601-1633. ISSN 0960-1686. doi:10.1016/0960-1686(90)90496-A.

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Inorganic and organic peroxides have become the focus of increased attention by atmospheric chemists during the last decade. Hydrogen peroxide serves as an important link between gas phase radicals and aqueous phase chemistry in the atmosphere. As an important aqueous phase oxidant of S(IV), H_2O_2 plays a major role in the acidification of clouds, fogs, dew and rain. Several studies have indicated that peroxides and their precursor radicals cause damage to a variety of plant tissue. In this article we review analytical techniques, discuss and review the various sources of peroxides in the gas and aqueous phases and examine their reactions with S(IV) and N(III).

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Additional Information:© 1990 Elsevier. First received 17 April 1989 and in final form 28 August 1989. Support for this work was provided by the Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Vienna, Austria).
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Subject Keywords:Atmospheric peroxide research; hydrogen peroxide; organic hydroperoxides; free radical reactions; hydroperoxy radical; acid formation; sulfuric acid; nitric acid
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Official Citation:Dieter W Gunz, Michael R Hoffmann, Atmospheric chemistry of peroxides: a review, Atmospheric Environment. Part A. General Topics, Volume 24, Issue 7, 1990, Pages 1601-1633, ISSN 0960-1686, (
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