Articles | Volume 10, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3985–4000, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3985-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3985–4000, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3985-2017

Research article 27 Oct 2017

Research article | 27 Oct 2017

A new method for atmospheric detection of the CH3O2 radical

Lavinia Onel et al.

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Methyl peroxy (CH3O2) radicals are the most abundant organic peroxy radical species and are critical intermediates in rapid chemical cycling at the heart of tropospheric oxidation. Despite their importance, at present CH3O2 radicals are not specifically measured in the atmosphere by any direct or indirect method. This work presents a new method for the selective and sensitive detection of CH3O2 radicals and its use for the measurement of CH3O2 in the atmospheric simulation chamber HIRAC.