Publication
Title
Synthesis and characterisation of peroxypinic acids as proxies for highly oxygenated molecules (HOMs) in secondary organic aerosol
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Abstract
Peroxy acids were recently found to be involved in new particle formation in the atmosphere and could also substantially contribute towards particle toxicity. However, a lack of suitable analytical methods for the detection and characterisation of peroxy acids in the particle phase is currently hindering the quantitative investigation of their contribution to these important atmospheric processes. Further development of appropriate techniques and relevant standards is therefore urgently needed. In this study, we synthesised three peroxypinic acids, developed a liquid chromatography separation method and characterised them with tandem mass spectrometry. The observed fragmentation patterns clearly distinguish the different peroxypinic acids from both the acid and each other, showing several neutral losses previously already observed for other peroxy acids. Both monoperoxypinic acids were found to be present in secondary organic aerosol generated from ozonolysis of alpha-pinene in laboratory experiments. The yield of monoperoxypinic acid formation was not influenced by humidity. Monoperoxypinic acid quickly degrades on the filter, with about 60% lost within the first 5 h. This fast degradation shows that time delays in traditional off-line analysis will likely lead to severe underestimates of peroxy compound concentrations in ambient particles.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Publication
2018
ISSN
1680-7316
1680-7324
Volume/pages
18 :15 (2018) , p. 10973-10983
ISI
000440839000003
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
CORANE: Composition and Sources of Atmospheric Organic Aerosol and their Negative Health Effects
EUROCHAMP-2020: Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigating Atmospheric Processes Towards 2020 and beyond
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 07.09.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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