Thermal and photochemical oxidation of self-assembled monolayers on alumina particles exposed to nitrogen dioxide.

@article{Raff2011ThermalAP,
  title={Thermal and photochemical oxidation of self-assembled monolayers on alumina particles exposed to nitrogen dioxide.},
  author={Jonathan D Raff and J{\'a}nos Szanyi and Barbara J Finlayson-Pitts},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={604-11}
}
Alumina is an important component of airborne dust particles as well as of building materials and soils found in the tropospheric boundary layer. While the uptake and reactions of oxides of nitrogen and their photochemistry on alumina have been reported in the past, little is known about the chemistry when organics are also present. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy at ∼23 °C was used to study reactions of NO(2) on γ-Al(2)O(3) particles that had been derivatized using 7… CONTINUE READING