Measurement principles for Volatile Organic Carbon (VOC) Data:

Note: For instruments that measure both hydrocarbons and OVOC, such as PTR-MS, you should use the single template that is most suited and not split the data into two.

 



Valid VOC paramters:

If you have difficulties finding parameters, please contact ebas@nilu.no.

Group Component name Alternaitve Names CF Name Matrix Unit Groups
VOC-Alkanes 2-2-3-trimethylbutane IUPAC Name: 2,2,3-trimethylbutane
Molecular Formula: C7H16
Other Names: triptane
mass_fraction_of_223_trimethylbutane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-2-4-trimethylpentane mass_fraction_of_224_trimethylpentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-2-dimethylbutane IUPAC Name: 2,2-dimethylbutane
Molecular Formula: C6H14
Other Names: neohexane
mass_fraction_of_22_dimethylbutane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-2-dimethylpentane mass_fraction_of_22_dimethylpentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-2-dimethylpropane mass_fraction_of_22_dimethylpropane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-3-dimethylbutane IUPAC Name: 2,3-dimethylbutane
Molecular Formula: C6H14
Other Names: diisopropyl
mass_fraction_of_23_dimethylbutane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-3-dimethylpentane mass_fraction_of_23_dimethylpentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-4-dimethylpentane mass_fraction_of_24_dimethylpentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-methylbutane IUPAC Name: 2-methylbutane
Molecular Formula: C5H12
Other Names: isopentane
mass_fraction_of_2_methylbutane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-methylheptane CAS Number: 592-27-8
IUPAC Name: 2-Methylheptane
Molecular Formula: C8H18
Condensed Formula: (CH3)2CH(CH2)4CH3
mole_fraction_of_2-methylheptane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-methylhexane IUPAC Name: 2-methylhexane
Molecular Formula: C7H16
Other Names:
   ethylisobutylmethane
   isoheptane
mass_fraction_of_2_methylhexane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-methylpentane IUPAC Name: 2-methylpentane
Molecular Formula: 26H14
Other Names: isohexane
mass_fraction_of_2_methylpentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
2-methylpropane IUPAC Name: 2-methylpropane
Molecular Formula: C4H10
Other Names:
   i-butane
   isobutane
mass_fraction_of_2_methylpropane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
3-3-dimethylpentane mass_fraction_of_33_dimethylpentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
3-methylheptane mass_fraction_of_3_methylheptane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
3-methylhexane VOC-Alkanes
3-methylpentane mass_fraction_of_3_methylpentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
cyclo-hexane mass_fraction_of_cyclo_hexane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
cyclo-pentane mass_fraction_of_cyclo_pentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
ethane IUPAC Name: Ethane
Molecular Formula: C2H6
mass_fraction_of_ethane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
isoheptanes mass_fraction_of_isoheptanes_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
isohexanes mass_fraction_of_isohexanes_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
methyl-cyclohexane mass_fraction_of_methyl_cyclohexane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
methyl-cyclopentane mass_fraction_of_methyl_cyclopentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
n-butane IUPAC Name: Butane
Molecular Formula: C4H10
mass_fraction_of_butane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
n-decane VOC-Alkanes
n-dodecane VOC-Alkanes
n-heptane IUPAC Name: Heptane
Molecular Formula: C7H16
mass_fraction_of_heptane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
n-hexadecane VOC-Alkanes
n-hexane IUPAC Name: Hexane
Molecular Formula: C6H12
mass_fraction_of_hexane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
n-nonane mass_fraction_of_nonane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
n-octane IUPAC Name: Octane
Molecular Formula: C8H18
mass_fraction_of_octane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
n-pentadecane VOC-Alkanes
n-pentane IUPAC Name: Pentane
Molecular Formula: C5H12
mass_fraction_of_pentane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
n-tetradecane VOC-Alkanes
n-tridecane VOC-Alkanes
n-undecane VOC-Alkanes
propane IUPAC Name: Propane
Molecular Formula: C3H8
mass_fraction_of_propane_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkanes, voc_hc
VOC-Alkenes 1-3-butadiene IUPAC Name: Buta-1,3-diene
Molecular Formula: C4H6
Other Names: butadiene
mass_fraction_of_13_butadiene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
1-butene IUPAC Name: But-1-ene
Molecular Formula: C4H8
mass_fraction_of_1_butene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
1-hexene IUPAC Name: Hex-1-ene
Molecular Formula: C6H12
mass_fraction_of_1_hexene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
1-pentene IUPAC Name: 1-pentene
Molecular Formula: C5H10
Other Names: n-pentene
mass_fraction_of_1_pentene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
2-methyl-1-butene CAS Number: 563-46-2
IUPAC Name: 2-methylbut-1-ene
Molecular Formula: C5H10
Other Names: 2-methylbutene
mole_fraction_of_2-methyl-1-butene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
2-methyl-2-butene VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
2-methylpropene IUPAC Name: 2-methylpropene
Molecular Formula: C4H8
Other Names: isobutylene
mass_fraction_of_2_methylpropene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
3-methyl-1-butene mass_fraction_of_3_methyl_1_buten_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
butenes Other Names: Sum of butenes mass_fraction_of_sum_buten_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
cis-2-butene mass_fraction_of_cis_2_butene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
cis-2-pentene IUPAC Name: Cis-2-pentene
Molecular Formula: C5H10
mass_fraction_of_cis_2_pentene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
cyclo-pentene IUPAC Name: Cyclopentene
Molecular Formula: C5H8
mass_fraction_of_cyclo_pentene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
ethene IUPAC Name: Ethene
Molecular Formula: C2H4
Other Names: ethylene
mass_fraction_of_ethene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
isoprene IUPAC Name: 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene
Molecular Formula: C5H8
mass_fraction_of_isoprene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
pentenes mass_fraction_of_pentenes_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
propene IUPAC Name: Propene
Molecular Formula: C3H6
Other Names:
   methylethylene
   propylene
mass_fraction_of_propene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
trans-2-butene mass_fraction_of_trans_2_butene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
trans-2-pentene IUPAC Name: Trans-2-pentene
Molecular Formula: C5H10
mass_fraction_of_trans_2_pentene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkenes, voc_hc
VOC-Alkynes 1-butyne IUPAC Name: But-1-yne
Molecular Formula: C4H6
mass_fraction_of_1_butyne_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkynes, voc_hc
ethyne IUPAC Name: Ethyne
Molecular Formula: C2H2
Other Names: acetylene
mass_fraction_of_ethyne_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkynes, voc_hc
propyne IUPAC Name: Propyne
Molecular Formula: C3H4
Other Names: methylacetylene
mass_fraction_of_propyne_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Alkynes, voc_hc
VOC-Aromatics 1-2-3-trimethylbenzene IUPAC Name: 1,2,3-trimethylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C9H12
mass_fraction_of_123_trimethylbenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
1-2-4-trimethylbenzene IUPAC Name: 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C9H12
mass_fraction_of_124_trimethylbenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
1-3-5-trimethylbenzene IUPAC Name: 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C9H12
mass_fraction_of_135_trimethylbenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
1-ethyl-3-methylbenzene mass_fraction_of_1_ethyl_3_methylbenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics
1-ethyl-4-methylbenzene mass_fraction_of_1_ethyl_4_methylbenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics
C8-alkylbenzenes air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics
benzene IUPAC Name: Benzene
Molecular Formula: C6H6
mass_fraction_of_benzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
chlorobenzene Molecular Formula: C6H5Cl
Other Names:
   MCB
   benzene chloride
   chlorobenzol
   monochlorobenzene
   phenyl chloride
mass_fraction_of_chlorobenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics
ethylbenzene IUPAC Name: Ethylbenzene mass_fraction_of_ethylbenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
m-p-xylene mass_fraction_of_m_p_xylene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
n-propylbenzene mass_fraction_of_propylbenzene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics
o-xylene mass_fraction_of_o_xylene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
styrene IUPAC Name: Styrene
Molecular Formula: C8H8
Condensed Formula: C6H5CH=CH2
mass_concentration_of_styrene_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-Aromatics
toluene IUPAC Name: Methylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C6H5CH3
mass_fraction_of_toluene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Aromatics, voc_hc
VOC-OVOCs 2-methyl-2-propenal mass_concentration_of_2_methyl_2_propenal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
2-methylbenzaldehyde IUPAC Name: 2-methylbenzenecarbaldehyde
Other Names: o-tolualdehyde
mass_concentration_of_2_methylbenzaldehyde_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
2-oxopropanal mass_concentration_of_2_oxopropanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
2-propanol IUPAC Name: Propan-2-ol
Other Names: isopropanol
air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
2-propenal mass_concentration_of_2_propenal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
3-buten-2-one mass_concentration_of_3_buten_2_one_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
3-methylbenzaldehyde IUPAC Name: 3-methylbenzenecarbaldehyde
Other Names: m-tolualdehyde
mass_concentration_of_3_methylbenzaldehyde_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
3-methylbutanal IUPAC Name: 3-methylbutanal
Other Names: isovaleraldehyde
mass_concentration_of_3_methylbutanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
4-methylbenzaldehyde IUPAC Name: 4-methylbenzaldehyde
Molecular Formula: C8H8O
Other Names: p-tolualdehyde
mass_concentration_of_4_methylbenzaldehyde_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
acetonitrile IUPAC Name: Acetonitrile
Molecular Formula: C2H3N
Condensed Formula: CH3CN
mass_fraction_of_aceto_nitrile_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-OVOCs
benzaldehyde IUPAC Name: Benzaldehyde
Molecular Formula: C7H6O
Condensed Formula: C6H5CHO
mass_concentration_of_benzaldehyde_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
butanales Other Names:
   N-butanal + iso-butanal
   n-butanal+iso-butanal
   sum_butanal_2-methylpropanal
mass_concentration_of_sum_batanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
butanone IUPAC Name: Butanone
Molecular Formula: C4H8O
Other Names: methyl ethyl ketone
mass_concentration_of_butanone_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
butylacetat air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
ethanal IUPAC Name: Ethanal
Molecular Formula: C2H4O
Condensed Formula: CH3CHO
Other Names: acetaldehyde
mass_concentration_of_ethanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
ethanedial IUPAC Name: Ethanedial
Other Names: glyoxal
mass_concentration_of_ethanedial_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
ethanol air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
methanal IUPAC Name: Formaldehyde
Molecular Formula: CH2O
Condensed Formula: HCHO
Other Names: formaldehyde
mass_concentration_of_methanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
methanol IUPAC Name: Methanol
Molecular Formula: CH4O
Condensed Formula: CH3OH
mass_fraction_of_methanol_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-OVOCs
methyl-butanol air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
n-butanal IUPAC Name: Butanal
Molecular Formula: C4H8O
Other Names: butyraldehyde
air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
n-butanol air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
n-decanal air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
n-heptanal air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
n-hexanal Molecular Formula: C6H12O mass_concentration_of_hexanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
n-octanal air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
n-propanol air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
n-undecanal air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs
pentanal IUPAC Name: Pentanal
Molecular Formula: C5H10O
Other Names:
   pentanaldehyde
   valeraldehyde
mass_concentration_of_pentanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
propanal IUPAC Name: Propanal
Molecular Formula: C3H6O
Other Names: propionaldehyde
mass_concentration_of_propanal_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
propanone IUPAC Name: Propanone
Molecular Formula: C3H6O
Other Names: acetone
mass_concentration_of_propanone_in_air air ug/m3 VOC-OVOCs, voc_carb
sum_propanone_propanal mass_fraction_of_sum_propanone_propanal_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-OVOCs
VOC-Terpenes 3-carene VOC-Terpenes
alpha-phellandrene VOC-Terpenes
alpha-pinene mass_fraction_of_alpha_pinene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Terpenes
alpha-terpinene VOC-Terpenes
alpha-thujene VOC-Terpenes
beta-phellandrene VOC-Terpenes
beta-pinene mass_fraction_of_beta_pinene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Terpenes
camphene VOC-Terpenes
camphor VOC-Terpenes
cis-ocimene VOC-Terpenes
eucalyptol VOC-Terpenes
gamma-terpinene VOC-Terpenes
limonene mass_fraction_of_limonene_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Terpenes
m-cymene VOC-Terpenes
monoterpenes mass_fraction_of_monoterpenes_in_air air pmol/mol VOC-Terpenes
myrcene VOC-Terpenes
p-cymene VOC-Terpenes
sabinene VOC-Terpenes
terpinolene VOC-Terpenes
tricyclene VOC-Terpenes


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