Atmospheric amines - Part I. A review

Xinlei Ge, Anthony S. Wexler, Simon L. Clegg

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Amines are emitted by a wide range of sources and are ubiquitous atmospheric organic bases. Approximately 150 amines and about 30 amino acids have been identified in the atmosphere. We review the present knowledge of atmospherically relevant amines with respect to their sources, fluxes, and dynamics including gas-phase reactions, gas-to-particle conversion and deposition. The health effects of aliphatic and aromatic amines are briefly summarized as well as the atmospheric occurrence and reactivity of amino acids and urea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-546
Number of pages23
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Amines
  • Amino acids
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Gas/particle partitioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Environmental Science(all)


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