Jesper Platz

Department of Environmental Chemistry

The National Environmental Institute

Frederiksborgvej 399

DK-4000 Roskilde

Phone: (+45) 46301226

Fax: (+45) 46301114

E-mail: [email protected]


Last 1½ year employed as research scientist in environmental chemistry. MSc from the University of Southern Denmark (USD) in 1995 in chemistry and economics, and PhD from USD in 1999 in atmospheric chemistry.


Research Interests:


Analytical chemistry of organic halogenated compounds.

Monitoring of organic contaminants such as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR) in Denmark and in the Arctic area.

Long range transport of hologenated organic compounds to the Arctic.


5 most recent publications:


22)          Kaiser E. W., Wallington T. J., Hurley M. D., Platz J., Curran H. J., Pitz W. J., Westbrook C. K.: “Experimental and Modeling Study of Premixed Atmospheric-Pressure Dimethyl Ether-Air Flames”; J. Phys. Chem. A, 8194-8206, 104, 2000.


21)          Sauer C. G., Barnes I., Becker K. H., Geiger H., Wallington T. J., Christensen L. K., Platz J., Nielsen O. J.: “Atmospheric chemistry of 1,3-dioxolane: Kinetic, mechanistic, and modeling study of OH radical initiated oxidation”; J. Phys. Phem. A, 5959-5966, 103, 1999.


20)          T. N. N. Stein, L. K. Christensen, J. Platz, J. Sehested, O. J. Nielsen, T. J. Wallington: “Atmospheric Chemistry of CF3C(O)OCH2CF3: UV Spectra and Kinetic Data for CF3C(O)OCH(·)CF3 and CF3C(O)OCH(OO·)CF3 Radicals, and Atmospheric Fate of CF3C(O)OCH(O·)CF3 Radicals”; J. Phys. Chem. A, 5705-5713, 103, 1999.


19)          Jesper Platz, Ole J. Nielsen, Jens Sehested, Timothy J. Wallington: “Atmospheric Chemistry of

Cyclohexane: UV Spectra of c‑C6H5(·) and (c‑C6H5)O2(·) Radicals, Kinetics of the Reactions

of (c‑C6H5)O2(·) Radicals with NO and NO2 and Fate of the Alkoxy Radical (c‑C6H5)O(·)”;

J. Phys. Chem. A, 2688-2695, 103, 1999.


18)          Jesper Platz, Ole J. Nielsen, Jens Sehested, Timothy J. Wallington: "Atmospheric Chemistry

Trimethoxymethane, (CH3O)3CH; Laboratory Studies"; J. Phys. Chem. A, 2632-2640, 1999.