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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5729–5740, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5729-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5729–5740, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5729-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 Oct 2018

Research article | 18 Oct 2018

Field measurements of methylglyoxal using proton transfer reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry and comparison to the DNPH–HPLC–UV method

Vincent Michoud et al.

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This study presents the first measurements of ambient methylglyoxal, an important atmospheric α-dicarbonyl, using proton transfer reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry. These measurements mostly agree with concomitant measurements from a reference technique: the DNPH derivatization technique and high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection. In addition, a careful investigation of the differences between the two techniques is carried out to explain the disagreements observed.
This study presents the first measurements of ambient methylglyoxal, an important atmospheric...
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