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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Quantum Yields


Contact, Impressum, Acknowledgements

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

Quantum Yields / Organics (carbonyls) / Aldehydes(aliphatic)

Selecting one of the species leads to the list of the corresponding data files alphabetically sorted by the name of the first author.


CH2O → H2+CO formaldehyde → H2+CO
CH2O → H+HCO formaldehyde → H+HCO
CH2O → (total) formaldehyde → total
CH3CHO → CH3+CHO acetaldehyde → CH3+CHO
CH3CHO → CH3CO+H acetaldehyde → CH3CO+H
CH3CHO → CH4 acetaldehyde → CH4
CH3CHO → CH4+CO acetaldehyde → CH4+CO
CH3CHO → CO acetaldehyde → CO

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