The research of atmospheric new particle formation has proceeded lately as the role of sulphuric acid has been established. Still, the roles of other atmospheric compounds in nucleation remain largely unclear. To clarify the first steps of atmospheric new particle formation extensive nucleation experiments were performed in CLOUD chamber in 2012. Especially the role of oxidations products of α-pinene was studied in detail. The experiments provided new information about the part of oxidized organics in nucleation.