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Issue 19, 2012
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Reactive halogen chemistry in the troposphere

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Halogen chemistry is well known for ozone destruction in the stratosphere, however reactive halogens also play an important role in the chemistry of the troposphere. In the last two decades, an increasing number of reactive halogen species have been detected in a wide range of environmental conditions from the polar to the tropical troposphere. Growing observational evidence suggests a regional to global relevance of reactive halogens for the oxidising capacity of the troposphere. This critical review summarises our current understanding and uncertainties of the main halogen photochemistry processes, including the current knowledge of the atmospheric impact of halogen chemistry as well as open questions and future research needs.

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The article was received on 09 Jun 2012 and first published on 31 Aug 2012

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35208G
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 6448-6472

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    Reactive halogen chemistry in the troposphere

    A. Saiz-Lopez and R. von Glasow, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 6448
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35208G

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