Title: Ozonolysis at Vegetation Surfaces: A Source of Acetone, 4-Oxopentanal, 6-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-one, and Geranylacetone in the Troposphere.
Authors: FRUEKILDE PalleHJORTH Jens liengaardJENSEN Niels rolandKOTZIAS DimitriosLARSEN Bo richter
Citation: Atmospheric Environment vol. 32 p. 1893-1902
Publication Year: 1998
JRC N°: JRC14916
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC14916
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The present study gives a possible explanation for the ubiquitous occurrence of 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one and acetone in ambient air and reports for the first time on a widespread occurrence of geranyl acetone and 4-oxopentanal. We have conducted a series of laboratory experiments in which it is demonstrated that significant amounts of geranyl acetone, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one (6-MHO), 4-oxopentanal (4-OPA) and acetone are formed by the reaction of ozone with foliage of common vegetation in the Mediterranean Sea.
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