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Emission Of Volatile Carbonyl Compounds By Living Plants

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990172

Volume

36

Pages

4

Published

1999

Size

301 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

V. Isidorov, J. Jaroszynska, J. Sacharewicz and J. Dzierno

Abstract

Emission of Volatile Carbonyl Compounds by Living Plants Guest contribution V. Isidorov, J. Jaroszynska, J. Sacharewicz and J Dzierno Institute of Chemistry, University in Bialystok, 15-443 Bialystok, Poland The contribution of continental vegetation to organic carbon emission into the Earth's atmosphere is generally known. At present numerous global, regional, and national inventories of phytogenic non-methane hydrocarbon emissions are available. However, living plants also emit many oxygen-containing volatile organic compounds (OVOCs) including aldehydes and ketones (Isidorov et al, 1985; Isidorov, 1992; Steinbrecher, 1994). In contrast to isoprene and terpenes, virtually no OVOC emission has been characterised from the standpoint of its dependence on environmental conditions: temperature, illumination, air humidity, etc. Without this information it is not possible to evaluate the scale of emission

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