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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5087–5104, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5087-2018
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5087–5104, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5087-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Sep 2018

Research article | 07 Sep 2018

Real-time measurements of gas-phase organic acids using SF6 chemical ionization mass spectrometry

Theodora Nah et al.
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The sources and atmospheric chemistry of gas-phase organic acids are currently poorly understood, due in part to the limited range of measurement techniques available. We evaluated the use of SF6 as a sensitive and selective chemical ionization reagent ion for real-time measurements of gas-phase organic acids at a rural site in Yorkville, Georgia. We found that ambient concentrations of organic acids ranged from a few ppt to several ppb, and are dependent on ambient temperature.
The sources and atmospheric chemistry of gas-phase organic acids are currently poorly...
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