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Experimental Evidence for the Pressure Dependence of the Reaction Rate Constant between Acetic Acid and Hydroxyl Radicals.
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PMID:  20925416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The reaction rate constant of acetic acid with the hydroxyl radical is measured at 93 Torr with our high-pressure flow system (HPFS) and found to display a negative temperature dependence that can be described by the Arrhenius expression, k(T) = (2.44 ± 0.22) × 10(-14) exp ((1027 ± 24)/T)) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1). Compared with our previously reported 7 Torr data, we find a noticeable pressure dependence. This dependence is observed to increase with decreasing temperature. This finding is consistent with a termolecular reaction mechanism. It is the first experimental evidence of the pressure dependence for this rate constant. A kinetics model is constructed, and the model results agree qualitatively with our experimental data. The extrapolated rate constant of the title reaction would be faster than previously believed at conditions of the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere, suggesting that the importance of acetic acid in its impact on HO(x) chemistry is currently underestimated.
Yi-Wen Huang; Timothy J Dransfield; James G Anderson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of physical chemistry. A     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1520-5215     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Chem A     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9890903     Medline TA:  J Phys Chem A     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11538-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge Massachusetts 02139, United States, and Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston Massachusetts 02125, United States.
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