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Title: Direct experimental probing and theoretical analysis of the reaction between the simplest Criegee intermediate CH 2 OO and isoprene

Recent advances in the spectroscopy of Criegee intermediates (CI) have enabled direct kinetic studies of these highly reactive chemical species. The impact of CI chemistry is currently being incorporated into atmospheric models, including their reactions with trace organic and inorganic compounds. Isoprene, C 5H 8, is a doubly-unsaturated hydrocarbon that accounts for the largest share of all biogenic emissions around the globe and is also a building block of larger volatile organic compounds. We report direct measurements of the reaction of the simplest CI (CH 2OO) with isoprene, using time-resolved cavity-enhanced UV absorption spectroscopy. We find the reaction to be pressure-independent between 15–100 Torr, with a rate coefficient that varies from (1.5 ± 0.1) × 10 –15 cm 3 molecule –1 s –1 at room temperature to (23 ± 2) × 10 –15 cm 3 molecule –1 s –1 at 540 K. Quantum chemical and transition-state theory calculations of 16 unique channels for CH 2OO + isoprene somewhat underpredict the observed T-dependence of the total reaction rate coefficient, but are overall in good agreement with the experimental measurements. Finally, this reaction is broadly similar to those with smaller alkenes, proceeding by 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition to one of the two conjugated doublemore » bonds of isoprene.« less
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-2417J
Journal ID: ISSN 1463-9076; PPCPFQ; 651479; TRN: US1701059
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP (Print)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP (Print); Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1463-9076
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1346700