Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 165–173 | Cite as

Alkyl nitrate formation from the atmospheric photoxidation of alkanes; a revised estimation method

  • William P. L. Carter
  • Roger Atkinson


The available experimental data concerning the yields of alkyl nitrates in the reactions of alkyl peroxy radicals with NO have been used to derive a revised expression for the estimation of alkyl nitrate yields in the atmospheric photooxidation of alkanes as a function of temperature and pressure. This revised expression gives more reasonable predictions of alkyl nitrate yields under high altitude tropospheric conditions than that which has been previously published.

Key words

Alkanes alkyl nitrates tropospheric modeling estimation technique 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. L. Carter
    • 1
  • Roger Atkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Statewide Air Pollution Research CenterUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideU.S.A.

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