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Title: Characterization of organosulfates in atmospheric aerosols at Four Asian locations
Authors: Stone, E.A.
Yang, L. 
Yu, L.E. 
Rupakheti, M.
Keywords: Asia
Biogenic aerosol
Secondary organic aerosol
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Citation: Stone, E.A., Yang, L., Yu, L.E., Rupakheti, M. (2012-02). Characterization of organosulfates in atmospheric aerosols at Four Asian locations. Atmospheric Environment 47 : 323-329. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Organosulfates have recently been observed in ambient atmospheres as a component of aerosol organic matter. This study presents the first characterization of organosulfates in Asia and demonstrates their ubiquity and chemical diversity, yet minor contribution to fine particulate mass. Organosulfates were characterized in ambient aerosol by ultra-performance liquid chromatography and high-resolution mass spectrometry, which allowed for experimental determination of molecular formulas and estimation of atmospheric abundance. Aerosols were analyzed from four sites spanning urban and remote locations, including Hanimaadhoo, Maldives, Gosan, Korea, Singapore, and Lahore, Pakistan. Semi-quantitative analysis yielded average estimates of OS accounting for less than 1% of PM 2.5 mass, 2.3% of organic carbon, and 3.8% of total sulfate. The majority of the observed compounds were attributed to biogenic secondary organic aerosol from isoprene or monoterpenes. New organosulfates are also reported. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Atmospheric Environment
ISSN: 13522310
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.10.058
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