FORMATION, PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND FATE OF GAS-PHASE PEROXYL RADICALS

Grant number: DP170101596 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to understand how peroxyl radical reactions modulate the composition of air. The gas-phase chemical reactions of organic peroxyl radicals contribute to air quality in clean and polluted environments. However, experimental observations of these reaction intermediates and the complex mechanisms governing their formation and fate are limited. This project will use mass spectrometry and laser-based methods to interrogate the chemical and photochemical reactions of peroxyl radicals in the gas phase. This project expects to understand the composition and dynamics of the troposphere and inform strategies to improve air quality.

University of Melbourne Researchers