Kinetics of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) reactions with isoprene-derived Criegee intermediates studied with direct UV absorption [post]

Mei-Tsan Kuo, Isabelle Weber, Christa Fittschen, Jim Jr-Min Lin
2020 unpublished
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> Criegee intermediates (CIs) are formed in the ozonolysis of unsaturated hydrocarbons and play a role in atmospheric chemistry as a non-photolytic OH source or a strong oxidant. Using a relative rate method in an ozonolysis experiment, Newland et al. [Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9521–9536, 2015] reported high reactivity of isoprene-derived Criegee intermediates towards dimethyl sulfide (DMS) relative to that towards SO<sub>2</sub>
more » ... with the ratio of the rate coefficients <i>k</i><sub>DMS+CI</sub> / <i>k</i><sub>SO<sub>2</sub>+CI</sub> = 3.5 ± 1.8. Here we reinvestigated the kinetics of DMS reactions with two major Criegee intermediates formed in isoprene ozonolysis, CH<sub>2</sub>OO and methyl vinyl ketone oxide (MVKO). The individual CI was prepared following reported photolytic method with suitable (diiodo) precursors in the presence of O<sub>2</sub>. The concentration of CH<sub>2</sub>OO or MVKO was monitored directly in real time through their intense UV-visible absorption. Our results indicate the reactions of DMS with CH<sub>2</sub>OO and MVKO are both very slow; the upper limits of the rate coefficients are 4 orders of magnitude smaller than that reported by Newland et al. These results suggest that the ozonolysis experiment could be complicated such that interpretation should be careful and these CIs would not oxidize atmospheric DMS at any substantial level.</i>
doi:10.5194/acp-2020-326 fatcat:fvc6duigw5azna4atjzrqym5n4