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Autoxidation is any oxidation that happens with oxygen. The word is usually used when organic compounds corrode in air, like when iron corrodes into iron oxide (rust).[1]

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  1. H. Yin, N. A. Porter (2005). "Forum Review: New Insights Regarding the Autoxidation of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids". Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. 7 (1–2): 170–84. doi:10.1089/ars.2005.7.170. PMID 15650406.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)