autoxidation

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autoxidation

 [aw″tok-sĭ-da´shun]
the spontaneous reaction of a compound with molecular oxygen at room temperature.

au·to·ox·i·da·tion

(aw'tō-oks'i-dā'shŭn),
The direct combination of a substance with molecular oxygen at ordinary temperatures.
Synonym(s): autoxidation

au·to·ox·i·da·tion

(aw'tō-oks-i-dā'shŭn)
The direct combination of a substance with molecular oxygen at ordinary temperatures.
Synonym(s): autoxidation.
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The sequential one-electron oxidation of Asc can occur via the dianion [Asc.sup.2-], which autoxidizes in the presence of dioxide to produce the Asc-, dehydroascorbic acid, and [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] [11].