Re-evaluation of the reaction rate coefficient of CH3Br + OH with implications for the atmospheric budget of methyl bromide

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The reaction rate coefficient k(CH3Br + OH) has been determined in the temperature range 298-373 K, using pulse radiolysis/UV kinetic spectroscopy, and at 298 K using a relative rate method. The Arrhenius expression obtained from a fit to the experimental results is (2.9 +/- 0.9) x 10(-12) exp(-(1230 +/- 125)/T) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1), which is greater than the expression currently recommended. The relative rate experiments give k(298 K) = (4.13 +/- 0.63) x 10(-14) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1). The results of the absolute and relative rate experiments indicate that the source budget of atmospheric CH3Br should be reinvestigated, as was recently done for CH3Cl. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences


  • Methyl bromide, Atmospheric chemistry, Reaction kinetics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-74
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch