Autoxidation



the oxidation of a compound by exposure to air.
an oxidation reaction in which another substance, in addition to air and the compound being oxidized, must be present.
noun
(chem)

oxidation by exposure to atmospheric oxygen
oxidation that will only occur when another oxidation reaction is taking place in the same system

autoxidation au·tox·i·da·tion (ô-tŏk’sĭ-dā’shən)
n.
See autooxidation.

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