Theoretical study of the initial products of the atmospheric oxidation of hydrocarbons. Calvert, J., G. & Madronich, S. Journal of Geophysical Research, 92(D2):2211-2220, 1987.
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The initial products of the tropospheric oxidation of a representative mixture of hydrocarbons have been studied theoretically, using a detailed chemical mechanism involving 26 alkanes (C/sub 1/-C/sub 8/), alkenes (ethylene, propylene), aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, o-, m-, and p-xylenes), and two terpenes (isoprene, alpha -pinene). For an NO/sub x/-rich atmosphere the oxidation of the alkanes in the mixture leads to three main classes of initial products: aldehydes (34%), ketones (45%), and alkyl nitrates (21%). Both the gamma -hydroxy-aldehydes (19%) and the gamma -hydroxy-ketones (19% of all alkane initial products) are major products. For NO/sub x/-free conditions the major products of the alkane oxidation are expected to be the alkyl hydroperoxides. For NO/sub x/-rich conditions the aldehydes dominate the alkene oxidation products (80%), with smaller amounts of alpha -hydroxy-carbonyl compounds (9%) and organic acids (4%).
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 abstract = {The initial products of the tropospheric oxidation of a representative mixture of hydrocarbons have been studied theoretically, using a detailed chemical mechanism involving 26 alkanes (C/sub 1/-C/sub 8/), alkenes (ethylene, propylene), aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, o-, m-, and p-xylenes), and two terpenes (isoprene, alpha -pinene). For an NO/sub x/-rich atmosphere the oxidation of the alkanes in the mixture leads to three main classes of initial products: aldehydes (34%), ketones (45%), and alkyl nitrates (21%). Both the gamma -hydroxy-aldehydes (19%) and the gamma -hydroxy-ketones (19% of all alkane initial products) are major products. For NO/sub x/-free conditions the major products of the alkane oxidation are expected to be the alkyl hydroperoxides. For NO/sub x/-rich conditions the aldehydes dominate the alkene oxidation products (80%), with smaller amounts of alpha -hydroxy-carbonyl compounds (9%) and organic acids (4%).},
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 author = {Calvert, J G and Madronich, S},
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