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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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Under autogenous pressure in a 50 mL stainless steel autoclave reactor, the depolymerization of PEN in subcritical water was investigated without displacing the air in the reactor.
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Since the end product of the acid reaction was similar in size to UHEP (Figure 2D), a glycosaminoglycan that has the highest negative charge density of any known natural biomaterial found in vertebrate tissues thus far (Mourao, 2015), it was speculated that the depolymerization process of Am-2 would, perhaps, lead to the elimination of sulfate of the structure in detriment of the reduced molecular size; therefore, possibly differing among the fragments in the pattern of sulfation (Leite et al.
Xingyu Wang and Roberto Rinaldi at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mulheim, Ruhr, Germany, have introduced a new, onestep process for the depolymerization of lignin with simultaneous, highly selective conversion of phenols to arenes.
3](1Al) is almost gone, which indicates the depolymerization of the tobermorite framework and also explains the apparent change in the elemental ratio.
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Cytoskeleton depolymerization of the microtubule system led to the collapse of extended vimentin intermediate filament bundles into short agglomerations with disordered distributions.