J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 2020 DOI: 10.1029/2019jd031839 View full text
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Majda Mekic, Jiafa Zeng, Bin Jiang, Xue Li, Yannis G. Lazarou, Marcello Brigante, Hartmut Herrmann, Sasho Gligorovski

Abstract: Abstract Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) are ubiquitous at the sea surface. Photochemistry at the air‐sea interface is a potentially important source of volatile organic compounds, but the relevant chemical processes are currently not well known. When aqueous solutions containing a mixture of fluorene (FL) and DMSO are irradiated with actinic radiation, a large suite of unsaturated high molecular weight compounds appear in the aqueous phase; a broad variety of saturated and unsa…

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