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autoxidation

[ȯ¦täk·sə′dā·shən]
(chemistry)
The slow, flameless combustion of materials by reaction with oxygen.
An oxidation reaction that is self-catalyzed and spontaneous.
An oxidation reaction begun only by an inductor. Also known as autooxidation.
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Although in the auto-oxidation period, ihe two reactions progress faster and chain scission plays a predominant role.
Because of the pyrite auto-oxidation, fresh coal mine spoil is associated with high temperature, acid production and devoid of available organic nutrients, and expected to be inhabited by the extremophiles such as thermo-tolerant heterotrophs (Norris et al.
Auto-oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids is a complex self-catalyzing free radical chain reaction (Porter et al.
Hydrosulphide auto-oxidation does not explain the formation of polysulphides as observed in the present study.
Above 150[degrees]C, the dissolved oxygen forms free radicals, initiating auto-oxidation and leading to coke deposits.
Although LTX-diol identified as the peak II component isolated from ground corncob in this study is an auto-oxidation product of linoleic acid in animals, a cytosolic epoxide hydrolase can metabolize the epoxy fatty esters to their vicinol diols (Halankar et al.
Green tea, consumed primarily in Asia, is made from the steamed, dried, unfermented leaves, while the black tea more commonly consumed in Western countries is subjected to an auto-oxidation fermentation process after harvesting.
Auto-oxidation occurs at the interface between the oil and the aqueous (or air) interface.
This combination equips the polymer with protection against the auto-oxidation process that can occur with the presence of transition metal ions such as metal cable components or catalyst residue.
Further auto-oxidation and relaxation of the cured film occurs over time that would expectedly increase the density and decrease the flexibility of the cured film.
These features equip the polymer with outstanding protection against the auto-oxidation process that can occur with the presence of transition metal ions such as catalyst residue, according to the company.