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depolymerization

 [de″po-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun]
the conversion of a polymer into its component monomers.

depolymerization

/de·po·lym·er·iza·tion/ (de″po-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun) the conversion of a polymer into its component monomers.

de·po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(dē-pol'i-mĕr-ī-zā'shŭn)
The dismantling of a polymer into individual monomers.
Synonym(s): depolymerisation.

depolymerization

the conversion of a compound into one of smaller molecular weight and different physical properties without changing the percentage relations of the elements composing it.
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Collectively, our results indicate that the disruption of normal metabolic process in cells triggered by the action of usnic acid does not primarily involve depolymerisation or stabilisation of microtubules in breast or lung cancer cells.
Par ailleurs, la diminution de la capacite d'adsorption aux valeurs de pH elevees (>8) pourrait egalement etre attribuee a la depolymerisation des chaines cellulosiques provoquee par l'hydrolyse des liaisons glycosidiques (Knill et Kennedy, 2003).
These water-soluble sugars accumulate at temperatures below 32[degrees]F (0[degrees]C) as a result of the depolymerisation of the insoluble starch produced in photosynthesis.
Banerjee and Barghoorn (1971:127) found in some grasses, immediately prior to anther dehiscence, some depolymerisation of the mature sporopollenin, "possibly caused by secretion from the centrum of the Ubisch bodies.
Amylase catalyses the hydrolytic in depolymerisation of polysaccharides.
The equipment recycles dirty plastic waste by thermal depolymerisation, thus recasting it into ecological oil and process gas with immediate further multi-purpose usage.
It should be note that the residuals at 800[degrees]C for PDMS systems are surprisingly low which could be due to complete depolymerisation of PDMS and formation of low-molecular weight products chemical composition at high temperature [30, 31].
The addition of metal oxides into the glass network leads a depolymerisation of P-O-P bond and creation of non-bridging oxygen (NBO's).
However, this may result in partial depolymerisation as well as increase the cost of the preparation.
It was reported that pectin solubilisation occurs prior to depolymerisation in peach fruit (Brummell et al.