Craig Murray’s group reports the rates of reaction of the simplest Criegee Intermediate, CH 2 OO, with HCl and HNO 3 in their latest study, which has been published as a “Hot Paper” in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Criegee Intermediates are reactive species formed in alkene ozonolysis that are strongly implicated in formation of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere. The reaction with HNO 3 is particularly important because it can compete with water vapor, considered to be the dominant sink for Criegee Intermediates, in polluted environments such as Southern California.
For more, see:
Atmospheric Implications”, Elizabeth S. Foreman, Kara M. Kapnas, and Craig Murray, Angew. Chem. Int.