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Quantitative determination of atmospheric hydroperoxyl radical

United States Patent

7,285,243
October 23, 2007
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A method for the quantitative determination of atmospheric hydroperoxyl radical comprising: (a) contacting a liquid phase atmospheric sample with a chemiluminescent compound which luminesces on contact with hydroperoxyl radical; (b) determining luminescence intensity from the liquid phase atmospheric sample; and (c) comparing said luminescence intensity from the liquid phase atmospheric sample to a standard luminescence intensity for hydroperoxyl radical. An apparatus for automating the method is also included.
Springston; Stephen R. (Upton, NY), Lloyd; Judith (Westbury, NY), Zheng; Jun (Stony Brook, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
10/ 930,587
20060046302
August 30, 2004
The present invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.