Scientists have learned how dangerous aerosols are formed

Tomsk State University and University of Helsinki scientists have discovered new ways of forming air-polluting aerosols, which involve natural hydrocarbons released by conifers. The results of their quantum chemical calculations has been published in Nature Communications (Q1).

Rashid Valiev, an associate professor at the TSU Faculty of Physics, and colleagues from Finland explained the oxidation of terpene molecules in ozonolysis reactions. This made it possible to discover new ways of forming aerosols that negatively affect the climate and ecology of the environment. The source of terpenes, which have been studied by physicists, are coniferous forests.

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