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Main Title Kinetics of the Reactions of Naphthalene and Biphenyl with OH Radicals and with O3 at 294 + or - 1 K.
Author Atkinson, R. ; Aschmann, S. M. ; Pitts, J. N. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Riverside. Statewide Air Pollution Research Center.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/325;
Stock Number PB85-243921
Additional Subjects Reaction kinetics ; Naphthalene ; Biphenyl ; Ozone ; Air pollution ; Oxidation ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Vapor phases ; Photolysis ; Combustion products ; Reprints ; Hydroxyl radicals ; Polybrominated biphenyls ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Chemical reaction mechanisms
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NTIS  PB85-243921 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 5p
Naphthalene and biphenyl are the simplest members of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the polyphenyls, respectively. In addition, biphenyl is the parent compound of the chlorine and bromine substituted biphenyls. However, these bicyclic aromatics are of a sufficiently low volatility to make experimental measurements of their gas phase reactions and atmospheric lifetimes and fates difficult. In this work rate constants for the gas phase reactions of OH radicals and O3 with naphthalene and biphenyl have been determined under atmospheric conditions at 294 + or - 1 K. These data are discussed in terms of the environmental lifetimes for these aromatic hydrocarbons and available techniques for the study of the gas phase reactions of low volatility organics are discussed.