Experiment: Browne Lab_20210405_Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane/Chlorine/Acetonitrile_Hydroxyl radical_No Seed


Name: Browne Lab_20210405_Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane/Chlorine/Acetonitrile_Hydroxyl radical_No Seed
Date: 2021-04-05

Browne Lab

Browne Lab Main Chamber

Experiment Set
D4 Experiments

We oxidized D4 using Cl2 as the oxidant precursor to promote RO2 radical isomerization/autooxidation reactions.

The siloxanol was the main product formed.

Experiment Details


  • Gas phase chemical reaction
Temperature: 25
Relative Humidity: 0-5
Seeded Experiment: No
Fuchs Adjusted Surface Area:
Condensation sink rate coefficient: 0-5
Reaction type:
Oxidant Name: Hydroxyl radical
Initial Oxidant Concentration Value: 1e6 (molecules_per_cubic_centimeter)
RO2 Main Fate: Autoxidation/Isomerization
RO2 Lifetime: 40 (Seconds)
Pressure: 860

Data Set plots
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Experiment Set Details

Name: D4 Experiments
Time format and units: CIMS time is in number of seconds since Jan 1st, 1904 in UTC. NOx data is in M/D/Y Hr:Min:Sec format in local time.
CIMS and NOx data (if available) for measurements of D4 oxidation with conditions favoring different peroxy radical fates. Three radical precursors were used, HONO, H2O2, and Cl2.


  • Mitchell Alton University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Eleanor Browne University of Colorado at Boulder


Principal investigator:

Eleanor Browne
Phone: 303-735-7685
E-mail: eleanor.browne@colorado.edu
OrcID: 0000-0002-8076-9455

Data Manager:

Mitchell Alton
E-mail: mitchell.alton@colorado.edu


Reactant Compound type Concentration Concentration units
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (11169) 80 Parts Per Billion
Chlorine (24526) 15 Parts Per Billion
Acetonitrile (6342)
  • Nitrile
1 Parts Per Million

D4Cl2_20210405_Logs.csv Timeline

Acquisition started (ID# 0) 3700477165
chamber background 3700477181
adding Cl2 3700477280
adding D4 3700477484
done adding Cl2 3700477989
letting everything mix 3700478037
flow off into CIMS 3700478523
8 370nm bulbs on 3700479002
End of acquisition 3700480772
Acquisition started (ID# 1) 3700480772
End of acquisition 3700484379
Acquisition started (ID# 2) 3700484379
lights off 3700487506
End of acquisition 3700487986
Acquisition started (ID# 3) 3700487986
Acquisition aborted after 150 complete writes. 7 additional bufs in the incomplete last write. 3700489498

Light Flux Characterizations:
Particle Loss Characterizations:
Vapor Loss Characterizations:

Chamber Details

Name: Browne Lab Main Chamber
Volume in cubic meters: 1
Surface area in cubic meters: 8
Flow Mode: Batch
Flow through rate in liters per minute:
Body Material: Teflon
Body thickness: 2
Replacement date: 2017-10-01
Replacement frequency: As needed
Cleaning method: Flushing with air Flushing with air with UV lights on Oxidation
o3 background:
nox background:
Particle background in micrograms per cubic meter:
Air filtration method: Uses Aadco clean air
Mixing method: 0
Mixing method material:
Temparature Control: No
Temparature measurements recorded: No
Temparature range (min degrees celcius):
Temparature range (max degrees celcius):
Humidity Control: Yes
Humidity Measurements Recorded: Yes
Relative humidity range (min percent): 0
Relative humidity range (max percent): 80
Particle experiment capability: 1
Lights: Yes
Light source type(s): Up to 10 fluorescent bulbs centered at 370nm, Up to 4 fluorescent bulbs centered at 254nm
Supplemental information:
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