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Low pressure photolysis of 2,3-pentanedione in air: Quantum yields and reaction mechanism

Show simple item record Bouzidi, H. Djehiche, M. Gierczak, T. Morajkar, P.P. Fittschen, C. Coddeville, P. Tomas, A. 2016-01-04T02:39:16Z 2016-01-04T02:39:16Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of Physical Chemistry. 119(51); 2015; 12781-12789. en_US
dc.description.abstract Dicarbonyls in the atmosphere mainly arise from secondary sources as reaction products in the degradation of a large number of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Because of their sensitivity to solar radiation, photodissociation of dicarbonyls can dominate the fate of these VOC and impact the atmospheric radical budget. The photolysis of 2,3-pentanedione (PTD) has been investigated for the first time as a function of pressure in a static reactor equipped with continuous wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy to measure the HO2 radical photostationary concentrations along with stable species. We showed that (i) Stern-Volmer plots are consistent with low OH-radical formation yields in RCO + O2 reactions (ii) the decrease of the photodissociation rate due to pressure increase from 26 to 1000 mbar is of about 30 percent (iii) similarly to other dicarbonyls, the Stern-Volmer analysis shows a curvature at the lower pressure investigated, which may be assigned to the existence of excited singlet and triplet PTD states (iv) PTD photolysis at 66 mbar leads to CO2, CH2O and CO with yields of (1.16 plus or minus 0.04), (0.33 plus or minus 0.02) and (0.070 plus or minus 0.005), respectively, with CH2O yield 39 independent of pressure up to 132 mbar and CO yield in agreement with that obtained at 40 atmospheric pressure by Bouzidi et al. (2014), (v) the PTD photolysis mechanism remains unchanged between atmospheric pressure and 66 mbar. As a part of this work, the O2 broadening coefficient for the absorption line of HO2 radicals at 6638.21 cm sup(-1) 42 has been determined (gamma O2 = 0.0289 cm sup(-1) atm sup(-1)). en_US
dc.publisher ACS en_US
dc.subject Chemistry en_US
dc.title Low pressure photolysis of 2,3-pentanedione in air: Quantum yields and reaction mechanism en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
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