Experiment: Ziemann_20160609_resorcinol/Nitric oxide/Methyl nitrite_Hydroxyl radical_Dioctyl Sebacate_Resorcinol + OH/NOx_1


Name: Ziemann_20160609_resorcinol/Nitric oxide/Methyl nitrite_Hydroxyl radical_Dioctyl Sebacate_Resorcinol + OH/NOx_1
Date: 2016-06-09


Janet (Chamber 1)

Experiment Set

Determine the gas-phase and particle-phase reaction products as well as SOA yield of resorcinol + OH in the presence of NOx.

400 ppb of resorcinol was added as 2 ppm of CH3ONO, NO was photolyzed to generate OH radicals. SOA Yield was 80% assuming all resorcinol reacted.

Experiment Details


  • Gas phase chemical reaction
  • Aerosol formation
Temperature: 23
Relative Humidity: 1
Seeded Experiment: Yes
Type of Seed: Dioctyl Sebacate
Initial Seed Concentration Value: 101.4
Seed Concentration Units: micrograms_per_cubic_meter
Fuchs Adjusted Surface Area:
Condensation sink rate coefficient: 1
Reaction type:
Oxidant Name: Hydroxyl radical
Initial Oxidant Concentration Value: 4.5e7 (molecules_per_cubic_centimeter)
RO2 Main Fate: NO
RO2 Lifetime: (Seconds)
Pressure: 630

Data Sets

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Experiment Set Details

Name: Resorcinol
Time format and units:
Identifying gas-phase and particle-phase products and secondary organic aerosol yields of reactions of 1,3-benzenediol (resorcinol). Goals were to determine the impact of isomers on chemistry (compared to that of catechol) and effects in wildfires. Additionally, to determine method of investigating semi-volatile compounds that would otherwise partition entirely to chamber walls.



Principal investigator:

Paul J Ziemann
Phone: 3034929654
E-mail: paul.ziemann@colorado.edu
OrcID: 0000-0001-7419-0044

Data Manager:

Marla DeVault
E-mail: marla.devault@colorado.edu


Reactant Compound type Concentration Concentration units
  • Alcohol
  • Aromatic
  • Diol
  • phenol
380 Parts Per Billion
Nitric oxide
  • NOx
1.97 Parts Per Million
Methyl nitrite
  • Alkane
  • Nitroalkane
  • nitrite
2.02 Parts Per Million


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Chamber Details

Name: Janet (Chamber 1)
Volume in cubic meters: 8
Shape: Rectangular Prism
Surface area in cubic meters: 24
Flow Mode: Batch
Flow through rate in liters per minute:
Body Material: Teflon
Body thickness:
Replacement date:
Replacement frequency: As needed
Cleaning method: Flushing with air
o3 background:
nox background: 1 ppb
Particle background in micrograms per cubic meter: 10 cm-3
Air filtration method: Two Aadco 737-14 Clean air generators supply low VOC (<5 ppb), low NOx (<5 ppb) dry (RH < 1%) air
Mixing method: 1
Mixing method material: Teflon-coated fan
Temparature Control: No
Temparature measurements recorded: No
Temparature range (min degrees celcius):
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Humidity Control: No
Humidity Measurements Recorded: Yes
Relative humidity range (min percent):
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Particle experiment capability: 1
Lights: Yes
Light source type(s): UVA Black Lamps
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