University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Janet Arey

Janet Arey

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Research Chemist and Professor, Emeritus

  • Department of Environmental Sciences
  • University of California, Riverside, CA 92521


  • Environmental chamber studies simulating atmospheric reactions of organic compounds including those of biogenic and anthropogenic origin; the identification of product species using chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques; the identification of mutagenic products formed through atmospheric reactions of compounds such as the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; ambient measurements of organic compounds.

Representative Publications:

  • Atkinson, R., J. Arey and S.M. Aschmann 2008. Atmospheric Chemistry of Alkanes: Review and Recent Developments. Atmospheric Environment, 47, 5859-5871.
  • Jordan, C., P. Ziemann, R. Griffin, Y. Lim, R. Atkinson and J. Arey 2008. Modeling SOA Formation from OH Reactions with C8 - C17 n-Alkanes. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 8015-8026.
  • Nishino, N., R. Atkinson, and J. Arey 2008. Formation of Nitro-products from the Gas-phase OH Radical-initiated Reactions of Toluene, Naphthalene and Biphenyl: Effect of NO2 Concentration. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 9203-9209.
  • Arey, J, G. Obermeyer, S.M. Aschmann, S. Chattopadhyay, R.D. Cusick and R. Atkinson 2009. Dicarbonyl Products of the OH Radical-Initiated Reaction of a Series of Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43, 683-689.
  • Nishino, N., J. Arey, and R. Atkinson 2009. Formation and Reactions of 2-Formylcinnamaladehyde in the OH Radical-Initiated Reaction of Naphthalene. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43, 1349-1353.
  • Nishino, N., J. Arey, and R. Atkinson 2009. Rate Constants for the Gas-Phase Reactions of OH Radicals with a Series of C6-C14 Alkenes at 299 ± 2 K. J. Phys. Chem. A., 113, 852-857.
  • Wang, L., S. M. Aschmann, R. Atkinson, and J. Arey 2009. Effect of NO2 Concentration on Product Yields of the Gas-Phase NO3 Radical-Initiated Reaction of Ethyl- and Dimethyl-Naphthalenes. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43, 2766-2772.
  • Mason, S. A., J. Arey and R. Atkinson 2009. Rate Constants for the Gas-Phase Reactions of NO3 Radicals and O3 with C6-C14 1-Alkenes and 2-Methyl-1-Alkenes at 296 ± 2 K. J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 5649-5656.

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