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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1445-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1445-2017
Research article
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18 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 18 Apr 2017

Measurement of alkyl and multifunctional organic nitrates by proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry

Marius Duncianu, Marc David, Sakthivel Kartigueyane, Manuela Cirtog, Jean-François Doussin, and Benedicte Picquet-Varrault

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A commercial PTR-ToF-MS has been optimized in order to allow the measurement of individual organic nitrates in the atmosphere. This has been accomplished by shifting the distribution between different ionizing analytes. The proposed approach has been proved to be appropriate for the online detection of individual alkyl nitrates and functionalized nitrates.