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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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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).
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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.
Objectives: The project will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of a separation line based on innovative shredding and cryogenic separation technology, capable of separating discarded carpet material into its primary resources, which can directly be used in the production of new carpets or for depolymerisation.
Based on fractionated depolymerisation, the process resembles the cracking of crude oil.