We explore the pressure dependence of a stabilized Criegee Intermediate (sCI) formation from a sequence of trans-alkene ozonolysis reactions. To study the effect of carbon chain length on the stabilization, we select five symmetric trans-alkenes ranging from trans-2-butene (C 4 ) through trans-7-tetradecene (C 14 ). We measure the pressure falloff curves for each alkene from 50 to 900 Torr in a flow reactor using conversion of SO 2 to H 2 SO 4 with and without an OH scavenger, and subsequent detection of H 2 SO 4 with a nitrate chemical ionization mass spectrometer to constrain sCI yields. As the length of the carbon chain increases, we observe a systematic increase in Criegee Intermediate stabilization at a given pressure, along with a systematic decrease in the low-pressure limit. Our results also suggest that for these symmetrical systems the anticonformer of the Criegee Intermediate stabilizes before (at lower pressure than) the syn conformer.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry A|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Dec 2018|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|