26 November 1996 Rate constants and atmospheric transformations of Air Force VOCs
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Advances in spectroscopic techniques have led to a better understanding of the atmospheric chemistry of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Two important atmospheric properties of VOC's are the hydroxyl radical (OH(DOT)) rate constant and OH(DOT)/VOC reaction products. Gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy/infrared spectroscopy are currently used in our laboratory to obtain this data. The OH(DOT) rate constant and reaction products have been investigated for 2-ethoxyethyl acetate (CH3C(equalsO)OCH2CH2OCH2CH3), a paint thinner and paint component. Using the spectroscopic techniques mentioned above, the first detailed atmospheric reaction mechanism for 2-ethoxyethyl acetate will be presented. New areas of atmospheric research utilizing spectroscopic techniques will be discussed.
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Ray Wells, Steve Baxley, Dale Williams, "Rate constants and atmospheric transformations of Air Force VOCs", Proc. SPIE 2835, Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259768; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.259768

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