Atmospheric amines - Part I. A review

Xinlei Ge, Anthony S. Wexler, Simon L. Clegg

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Amines are emitted by a wide range of sources and are ubiquitous atmospheric organic bases. Approximately 150 amines and about 30 amino acids have been identified in the atmosphere. We review the present knowledge of atmospherically relevant amines with respect to their sources, fluxes, and dynamics including gas-phase reactions, gas-to-particle conversion and deposition. The health effects of aliphatic and aromatic amines are briefly summarized as well as the atmospheric occurrence and reactivity of amino acids and urea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-546
Number of pages23
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Issue number3
Early online date15 Oct 2010
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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