The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas

of Gaseous Molecules of Atmospheric Interest

Hannelore Keller-Rudek1, Geert K. Moortgat2, Rolf Sander2, Rüdiger Sörensen1

1Satellite Group

2Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


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When referring to the Spectral Atlas, please cite our publication:

Keller-Rudek, H., Moortgat, G. K., Sander, R., and Sörensen, R.: The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS spectral atlas of gaseous molecules of atmospheric interest, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 365–373, (2013), DOI: 10.5194/essd-5-365-2013

Cross Sections / Organics (carbonyls) / Bicarbonyls / CH3COCOH / Calvert(2000)_298K_220-490nm(rec)

DATAFILE: CH3COCOH_Calvert(2000)_298K_220-490nm(rec).txt
NAME: methylglyoxal, MGLY
AUTHOR(YEAR): Calvert(2000)
T: 298K
λ: 220-490nm(rec)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: J.G. Calvert, R. Atkinson, J.A. Kerr, S. Madronich, G.K. Moortgat, T.J. Wallington, and G. Yarwood, "Primary Photochemical Processes in Some Important Light-Absorbing Products of Atmospheric Oxidation of the Alkenes", in: The mechanisms of atmospheric oxidation of the alkenes, Oxford University Press, New York - Oxford, 2000, pp. 372-375
COMMENTS: Recommended values:

Mean of the data of

R. Meller, W. Raber, J.N. Crowley, M.E. Jenkin, and G.K. Moortgat, "The UV-visible absorption spectrum of methylglyoxal," J. Photochem. Photobiol. 62, 163- 171 (1991); DOI: 10.1016/1010-6030(91)87017-P, and

T.A. Staffelbach, J.J. Orlando, G.S. Tyndall, and J.G. Calvert, "The UV-visible absorption spectrum and photolysis quantum yields of methylglyoxal," J. Geophys. Res. 100, 14189-14198 (1995); DOI: 10.1029/95JD00541

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