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The kinetic rate constant for the reaction of 2 -methylbut-2 -ene with OH radicals is measured to be 68.9 E+12 cm3/mol/s, indicating that the atmospheric half-life would be 5.6 hours and therefore would not be persistent in the atmospheric compartment. Atkinson (1990) is a review article, with the data taken from a published, peer-reviewed journal article.