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Main Title Reaction kinetics of ozone with sulfur compounds /
Author Erickson, Ronald E., ; Yates., Leland M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Yates, Leland M.
Bufalini, Joseph J.
CORP Author Montana Univ., Missoula. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Gas Kinetics and Photochemistry Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-76-089; EPA-R-800655
Stock Number PB-257 891
OCLC Number 26142398
Subjects Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Ozone ; Chemical reactions ; Sulfur dioxide ; Reaction kinetics ; pH ; Solutions(Chemistry) ; Organic sulfides ; Air pollution ; Chemical reaction mechanisms ; Methyl sulfides ; Methane thiols ; Methyl disulfides
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-089 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-3-76-089 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/18/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-76-089 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/11/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-089 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-257 891 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 61 p. : charts ; 29 cm.
The report presents data on the reaction between ozone and several sulfur compounds which are air pollutants. The compounds of interest are sulfur dioxide, dimethyl sulfide, methanethiol and dimethyl disulfide. The rate of the reaction between ozone and dissolved sulfur dioxide is strongly pH dependent. This is so because sulfite ion reacts extremely rapidly (second order rate constant four orders of magnitude higher than that of bi-sulfite ion). These results suggest that under some conditions atmospheric oxidation of sulfur dioxide may involve ozone. Dimethyl sulfide was found to react extremely rapidly with ozone in the gas phase but reproducible kinetic data were not obtained. Stoichiometric and yield data from the reaction between ozone and methanethiol or dimethyl disulfide in aqueous solution indicate those reactions to be complex mechanistically, although one product, methane sulfonic acid is predominant.
"Office of Research and Development." "EPA-600/3-76-089." "August 1976." Includes bibliographical references.