autocatalyse

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autocatalyse

(ˌɔːtəʊˈkætəˌlaɪz) or

autocatalyze

vb (intr)
(Chemistry) to cause an internal, self-produced, chemical reaction
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Hydroxyl groups formed will autocatalyze the curing process [1].
Hydrolytic degradation of members of the polylactide/ glycolide family proceeds through four stages as represented in Figure 2: First stage of water diffusion followed by second stage, in which oligomers with acidic end-groups autocatalyze the hydrolysis reaction.