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Published May 20, 2010 | public
Journal Article

Heterogeneous Reaction of Gaseous Ozone with Aqueous Iodide in the Presence of Aqueous Organic Species


The fast reaction of gaseous ozone, O_3(g), with aqueous iodide, I−(aq), was found to be affected by environmentally relevant cosolutes in experiments using cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESIMS) for the detection of gaseous and interfacial products, respectively. Iodine, I_2(g), and iodine monoxide radical, IO(g), product yields were suppressed in the presence of a few millimolar phenol (pK_a = 10.0), p-methoxyphenol (10.2), or p-cresol (10.3) at pH ≥ 3 but unaffected by salicylic acid (pK_(a2) = 13.6), tert-butanol, n-butanol, or malonic acid. We infer that reactive anionic phenolates inhibit I_2(g) and IO(g) emissions by competing with I−(aq) for O_3(g) at the air/water interface. ESIMS product analysis supports this mechanism. Atmospheric implications are discussed

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© 2010 American Chemical Society. Received: March 4, 2010; Revised Manuscript Received: April 9, 2010. Publication Date (Web): April 26, 2010. This project was financially supported by the Grant-in-Aid from JSPS (no. 20245005) and National Science Foundation (ATM-0714329). S.E. thanks the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad.

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