Catalytic role for water in the atmospheric production of ClNO.

High level ab initio calculations of clusters comprised of water, HCl, and ON-ONO(2) are used to study nitrosyl chloride (ClNO) formation in gas phase water clusters, which are also mimics for thin water films present at environmental interfaces. Two pathways are considered, direct formation from the reaction of gaseous HCl with ON-ONO(2) and an indirect… CONTINUE READING