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Main Title Experimental Protocol for Determining Hydroxyl Radical Reaction Rate Constants for Organic Compounds: Estimation of Atmospheric Reactivity.
Author Pitts, J. N. ; Winer, A. M. ; Aschmann, S. M. ; Carter, W. P. L. ; Atkinson, R. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Riverside. Statewide Air Pollution Research Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3-85/058;
Stock Number PB85-238558
Additional Subjects Reaction kinetics ; Organic compounds ; Air pollution ; Experimental design ; Chemical reactions ; Nitrogen oxides ; Laboratory equipment ; Fluorescence ; Irradiation ; Hydroxyl radicals ; Atmospheric chemistry
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-238558 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 55p
An experimental protocol for the determination at room temperature of rate constants for the reactions of hydroxyl radicals with organic chemicals in the gas phase is described in detail. This protocol provides a basis for evaluating the reactivity of organic substances which are emitted into the environment and which are consumed primarily by reaction with hydroxyl radicals. The experimental technique is based upon monitoring the disappearance rates of the test compound and of a reference organic in irradiated methyl nitrite-NO-organic-air mixtures.