Autoxidation

Autoxidation is any oxidation that occurs in open air or in presence of oxygen and/or UV radiation and forms peroxides and hydroperoxides. A classic example of autoxidation is that of simple ethers like diethyl ether, whose peroxides can be dangerously explosive. It can be considered to be a slow, flameless combustion of materials by reaction with...
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autoxidation

(aw″tok-sĭ-da┬┤shәn) the spontaneous reaction of a compound with molecular oxygen at room temperature.
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autoxidation

(from the article `food preservation`) The unsaturated fatty acids present in the lipids of many foods are susceptible to chemical breakdown when exposed to oxygen. The oxidation of ... ...the addition of an oxygen atom to or the removal of a hydrogen atom from the different chemical molecules found in food. Two principal types of ... ...
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autoxidation

autooxidation, auto-oxidation, autoxidation Oxidation spontaneously occurring in the presence of air and not requiring catalysts.
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autoxidation

autooxidation; autoxidize; autoxidizing. Oxidation caused by exposure to air. Rust is an example of autoxidation. Autoxidation makes ether taken from half-filled bottles very dangerous, because air oxidizes ether to highly explosive organic peroxides.
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autoxidation

autoxidation, auto-oxidation, autooxidation 1. The oxidation by direct combination with oxygen (as in air) at ordinary temperatures: 'The rancidity of fats and oils is caused by autoxidation.' 2. The combination of a substance with molecular oxygen at ordinary temperatures.
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Autoxidation

Oxidation caused by exposure to air. Rust is an example of autoxidation. Autoxidation makes ether taken from half-filled bottles very dangerous, because air oxidizes ether to highly explosive organic peroxides. See also: Oxidation Reaction.
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Autoxidation

Oxidation caused by exposure to air. Rust is an example of autoxidation. Autoxidation makes ether ta
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autoxidation

Reaction with dioxygen at moderate temperatures.
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autoxidation

Synonym for auto-oxidation ... The direct combination of a substance with molecular oxygen at ordinary temperatures. ... Synonym: autoxidation. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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autoxidation

Type: Term Pronunciation: aw-tok′si-dā′shŭn Synonyms: autooxidation
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