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Issue 5, 2014
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Research frontiers in the chemistry of Criegee intermediates and tropospheric ozonolysis

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Abstract

The chemistry of carbonyl oxides, known as Criegee intermediates, is central to many aspects of tropospheric chemistry. For decades it has been known that these reactive species, whose electronic structure contains zwitterionic and biradical character, are formed in the ozonolysis of alkenes. However it is only recently that direct measurements of their reaction kinetics have become possible. In this perspective we describe the most recent progress in understanding the reactivity of these historically elusive molecules, explore the atmospheric chemistry implications of new experimental discoveries, and propose important new areas for investigation.

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The article was received on 08 Jul 2013, accepted on 24 Sep 2013 and first published on 25 Sep 2013


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP52842A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014,16, 1704-1718
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    Research frontiers in the chemistry of Criegee intermediates and tropospheric ozonolysis

    C. A. Taatjes, D. E. Shallcross and C. J. Percival, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 1704
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP52842A

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