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Multiphase chemistry of atmospheric amines

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Heterogeneous reactions of amines have been recently shown to play an important role in the formation and transformation of atmospheric aerosols. This perspective summarizes the latest laboratory progress in the multiphase chemistry of amines. Particular emphasis is given to the contributions of amines to new particle formation, growth of submicron particles, and alteration in the physiochemical properties of pre-existing particles, including hygroscopicity, thermostability, density, phase, and optical properties, from exposure to gaseous amines. The atmospheric implications of the multiphase reactions of amines, including the potential impact on direct and indirect climate forcing of aerosols, and future research directions are discussed.

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The article was received on 29 Sep 2012, accepted on 07 Feb 2013 and first published on 11 Feb 2013

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP43446J
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 5738-5752
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    Multiphase chemistry of atmospheric amines

    C. Qiu and R. Zhang, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 5738
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP43446J

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