Amazonian isoprene atmospheric chemistry

A study of isoprene atmospheric photochemistry, which affects atmospheric particulate matter and oxidative capacity, in the Amazon rainforest finds that isoprene peroxy radicals react with nitric oxide at almost the same rate as with hydroperoxyl radicals, suggesting that the nitric oxide pathway, traditionally associated with polluted air, is important even in unpolluted forested regions due to soil emissions and other natural sources of nitric oxide. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #15-24136: “Isoprene photochemistry over the Amazon rainforest,” by Yingjun Liu et al.