Pryor, William A. Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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The slow, flameless combustion of materials by reaction with oxygen; sometimes spelled autooxidation. Autoxidation is important because it is a useful reaction for converting compounds to oxygenated derivatives, and also because it occurs in situations where it is not desired (as in the destructive cracking of the rubber in automobile tires).
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