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Involatile particles from rapid oxidation

How tiny aerosol particles form and grow from vapours produced by vegetation has been a mystery. The finding that highly oxygenated products form directly from volatile organic compounds may offer the solution. See Letter p.476

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McFiggans, G. Involatile particles from rapid oxidation. Nature 506, 442–443 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/506442a

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