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Autoxidation

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Autoxidation of Ether

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Autoxidation Meaning

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autoxidation

Autoxidation is any oxidation that occurs in open air or in presence of oxygen and forms peroxides and hydroperoxides. A classic example of autoxidation is that of simple ethers like diethyl ether, whose peroxides can be dangerously explosive. It can be considered to be a slow, flameless combustion of materials by reaction with oxygen. 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.
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