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Title: Quantitative infrared absorption cross-sections of isoprene for atmospheric measurements

Isoprene (C5H8, 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene) is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is one of the primary contributors to annual global VOC emissions. Produced by vegetation as well as anthropogenic sources, the OH- and O3-initiated oxidations of isoprene are a major source of atmospheric oxygenated organics. Few quantitative infrared studies have been reported for isoprene, however, limiting the ability to quantify isoprene emissions via stand-off infrared or in situ detection. We thus report absorption coefficients and integrated band intensities for isoprene in the 600–6500 cm−1 region. The pressure-broadened (1 atmosphere N2) spectra were recorded at 278, 298 and 323 K in a 19.94 cm path length cell at 0.112 cm−1 resolution, using a Bruker 66v FTIR. Composite spectra are derived from a minimum of seven isoprene sample pressures at each temperature and the number densities are normalized to 296 K and 1 atmosphere.
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AC05-76RLO 1830
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Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions (Online)
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Journal Name: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions (Online); Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1867-8610
European Geosciences Union
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