Gas-phase HO-initiated reactions of elemental mercury: kinetics, product studies, and atmospheric implications.

@article{Pal2004GasphaseHR,
  title={Gas-phase HO-initiated reactions of elemental mercury: kinetics, product studies, and atmospheric implications.},
  author={Biswajit Pal and Parisa A. Ariya},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 21},
  pages={5555-66}
}
Mercury is an environmentally volatile toxic fluid metal that is assumed to have a long atmospheric residence time and hence is subject to long-range transport. The speciation and chemical transformation of mercury in the atmosphere strongly influences its bioaccumulation potential in the human food chain as well as its global cycling. To investigate the oxidation of Hg0 by HO, the dominantdaytime atmospheric oxidant, we performed kinetic and product studies over the temperature range 283-353 K… CONTINUE READING