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Title:Gas phase hydration of methyl glyoxal to form the gemdiol
Author(s):Kroll, Jay A.
Contributor(s):Vaida, Veronica; Axson, Jessica L.
Subject(s):Spectroscopy in Atmospheric Chemistry
Abstract:Methylglyoxal is a known oxidation product of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in Earth’s atmosphere. While the gas phase chemistry of methylglyoxal is fairly well understood, its modeled concentration and role in the formation of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) continues to be controversial. The gas phase hydration of methylglyoxal to form a gemdiol has not been widely considered for water-restricted environments such as the atmosphere. However, this process may have important consequences for the atmospheric processing of VOCs. We will report on spectroscopic work done in the Vaida laboratory studying the hydration of methylglyoxal and discuss the implications for understanding the atmospheric processing and fate of methylglyoxal and similar molecules.
Issue Date:2016-06-21
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Type:Text
Language:En
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/91203
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 by the authors
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-08-22


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