Chemical Reactions With Aerosols

  1. David R. Schryer
  1. Egon Matijević

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM026p0044

Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry

Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry

How to Cite

Matijević, E. (1982) Chemical Reactions With Aerosols, in Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry (ed D. R. Schryer), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM026p0044

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York 13676

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900513

Online ISBN: 9781118663813



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Chemical reactions of aerosol droplets with vapors are discussed. Examples are given in which liquid aerosols of 1-octadecene of narrow size distribution are converted to 1,2-dibromooctadecane with bromine vapor. It was shown that the chemical reaction in the droplet controls the kinetics of this process.

The application of chemical reactions with aerosols to the formation of pure, uniform spherical particles of metal oxides is also described. Droplets of metal alkoxides rapidly react with water vapor to yield well-defined powders. The technique was used to prepare titanium dioxide, aluminum oxide, and particles consisting of both metal oxides. This procedure allows generation of powders of predetermined size and composition.