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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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For the past century, alkyds have taken advantage of the ambient cure capability of those seed oils containing sufficient quantities of unsaturated fatty acids to provide an autoxidizing crosslinked film and remain perhaps the most used biobased product in the coatings industry.
Degradation of monocarbonyls from autoxidizing lipids.