Oxidation degradation of acetone was studied in real-time using the Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (DRIFT) technique. Ozone, an atmospherically relevant oxidant was passed over a sorbent bed of Titanium Oxide impregnated with Acetone. The reaction between the irreversibly bounded Acetone and the strong oxidizing agent was studied for 105 minutes in-situ while being recorded with the DRIFT apparatus. The formation of functional groups is utilized to explain the molecular interactions and chemistry at the surface. Due to using the DRIFT technique, changes in the surface as well as the environment are recorded simultaneously.
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