peroxyacetyl nitrate


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pe·rox·y·a·ce·tyl ni·trate

(pĕ'rok-sē-ă-sē'til nī'trāt),
The major pollutant responsible for eye and nose irritation in smog.

peroxyacetyl nitrate

(pər-ŏk′sē-ə-sē′tl)
n.
Abbr. PAN A toxic organic compound, C2H3NO5, formed photochemically in smog, causing eye irritation and damage to vegetation. Due to the stability of this compound, it may be transported in air over long distances before breaking down into smaller reactive compounds.
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These primary pollutants then react to generate various secondary products, including ozone, peroxyacetyl nitrate, formaldehyde, and other carbonyls [U.
Peroxyacetyl nitrate levels were measured every 30 min using a Varian CP-3800 gas chrotnatograph with an electron capture detector.
2] 213 119 Formaldehyde 18 29 Peroxyacetyl nitrate 0 62 Hydrocarbons (ppb carbon) Alkanes 872 378 n-Hexane 15 15 Alkenes 76 8 1-Octene 11 0 Aromatics 451 193 Benzene 35 31 Toluene 121 73 Exposure periods: primary pollutants, 0815-1215 hours; PCA pollutants, 1630-2030 hours.