Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Research article
12 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 12 Aug 2021

Impact of ozone and inlet design on the quantification of isoprene-derived organic nitrates by thermal dissociation cavity ring-down spectroscopy (TD-CRDS)

Patrick Dewald, Raphael Dörich, Jan Schuladen, Jos Lelieveld, and John N. Crowley


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-128', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-128', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Patrick Dewald on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Jul 2021) by Hendrik Fuchs

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Patrick Dewald on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (11 Aug 2021) by Hendrik Fuchs
Short summary
Organic nitrates generated from the reaction between isoprene and the nitrate radical (ISOP-NITs) were detected via their thermal dissociation in heated quartz inlets to nitrogen dioxide monitored by cavity ring-down spectroscopy. The temperature-dependent dissociation profiles of ISOP-NITs in the presence of ozone (O3) are broad in contrast to narrow profiles of common reference compounds. We demonstrate that this broadening is caused by O3-assisted reactions of ISOP-NITs on quartz surfaces.