Chemistry Newsletter 2017

De Haan Group Published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters

The De Haan group had a paper published May 8 in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, co-authored by USD undergrads Alyssa Rodriguez ('16), Alexia de Loera ('18), Michelle Powelson ('14), and postdoc Melissa Galloway (now an assistant professor at Lafayette College).  The paper describes NMR kinetics measurements that show how formaldehyde, the most common aldehyde in clouds, changes the reactivity of methylglyoxal and results in much less formation of light-absorbing "brown carbon" species.