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


(ɔˌtɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən)

the oxidation of a compound by exposure to air.
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SOD in the brain homogenate was assessed using modified pyrogallol autooxidation method initially described by Marklund and Marklund [27].
The role of superoxide anion in the autooxidation of epinephrine and simple assay for superoxide dismutase.
Furthermore, the removal of the organic load by physical/chemical and biological processes within the upper layer of the disposal pond (by autooxidation, sedimentation, degradation) was confirmed.
The answer is that in the presence of oxygen, vitamin C undergoes autooxidation at physiological pH, a reaction not significantly slowed by the EDTA-facilitated removal of transition metal cations.
The porphyrins can undergo photo-oxidation and autooxidation generating free radicals.
The faster formation of hexanal in pellets may be due to an accumulation of semistable fatty acid hydroperoxides during the propagation stage of autooxidation, as seen in model studies (Chan 1987).
Comments: Vistanol GDHR from RITA is a 100% plant-derived, high viscosity oil with good stability for autooxidation, excellent skin tolerance, superior gloss and good dispersibility for pigments.
As Jones points out, crosslinker mechanisms for latexes include the use of carbodiimides and aziridine crosslinkers as well as the autooxidation mechanism.
Japanese horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) dose-dependently inhibited the autooxidation of linoleic acid (IC(50): 0.
dos Santos Afonso, "The Autooxidation of Hydrogen Sulphide in the Presence of Hematite," Colloids Surf.
The generation of superoxide radical during the autooxidation of haemoglobin.