Oxidative degradation of pharmaceuticals: theory, mechanisms and inhibition.

@article{Hovorka2001OxidativeDO,
  title={Oxidative degradation of pharmaceuticals: theory, mechanisms and inhibition.},
  author={Susan W. Hovorka and Christian Sch{\"o}neich},
  journal={Journal of pharmaceutical sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={253-69}
}
Oxidation is a common pathway for drug degradation in liquid and solid formulations. The present article reviews mechanistic details of autoxidation and chain oxidation processes, as well as the oxidation of selected functional groups commonly affected in drugs.