Kinetics and Products of Heterogeneous Hydroxyl Radical Oxidation of Isoprene Epoxydiol‐Derived SOA.
In isoprene‐rich regions, acid‐catalyzed multiphase reactions of isoprene epoxydiols (IEPOX) with inorganic sulfate (Sulfinorg) particles form secondary organic aerosol (IEPOX‐SOA), extensively converting Sulfinorg to lowervolatility particulate organosulfates (OSs), including 2‐ methyltetrol sulfates (2‐MTSs) and their dimers. Recently, we showed that heterogeneous hydroxyl radical (OH) oxidation of particulate 2‐MTSs generated multifunctional OS products. However, atmospheric models assume that OS‐rich IEPOX‐SOA particles remain unreactive towards heterogeneous OH oxidation, and limited laboratory studies have been conducted to examine the heterogeneous OH oxidation kinetics of full IEPOX‐SOA mixtures. Hence, this study investigated the kinetics and products resulting from heterogeneous OH oxidation of freshly‐generated IEPOXSOA in order to help derive model‐ready parameterizations. First, gas‐phase IEPOX was reacted with acidic Sulfinorg particles under dark conditions in order to form fresh IEPOX‐SOA particles. These particles were then subsequently aged at RH of 56% in an oxidation flow reactor at OH exposures ranging from 0~15 days of equivalent atmospheric exposure. Aged IEPOX‐SOA particles were sampled by an online aerosol chemical speciation monitor (ACSM) and collected onto Teflon filters for off‐line molecular‐level chemical analyses by hydrophilic liquid interaction chromatography method interfaced to electrospray ionization high‐resolution quadrupole time‐offlight mass spectrometry (HILIC/ESI‐HR‐QTOFMS). Our results show that heterogeneous OH oxidation only causedmore »