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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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Now, Kamimura and his colleague Shigehiro Yamamoto have developed a process that depolymerizes nylon-6 and regenerates caprolactam.
For insects that rely on peritrophic filtering, biologically active tannins should be those of low molecular mass or those that depolymerize readily within the endoperitrophic space (Barbehenn and Martin 1994).
The preparation of LNR involves reacting NR latex with an oxidizing agent, as well as a reducing agent to depolymerize the latex to the desired [M.
Glycolysis takes its name from the use of ethylene glycol to depolymerize post-consumer PET into oligomers consisting of esters of terephthalic acid.
The present study is an attempt to depolymerize PET using gamma radiations and glycolyze it subsequently using excess of EG to achieve higher conversion to BHET.
Methyl-2-benzimidazole-carbamate (MBC), a potent inhibitor of microtubule polymerization, was used from fresh stock (100X in DMSO) at the final concentration of 25 [micro]g/ml to depolymerize the microtubules.
3,4] There have also been various attempts to depolymerize the plastics to their monomers, so that the monomers obtained can be used again to produce virgin polymers.
The resulting crumb rubber is processed in a hydrocarbon-based solvent at a thermodynamically critical condition to depolymerize the crumb rubber and allow for recovery of oil and carbon black.
Although AOC does not produce the enzymatic machinery to completely depolymerize structural carbohydrates to simple sugars, it does produce enzymes that cause partial depolymerization (Boing, 1983) and it aids rumen cellulytic bacteria in completing the depolymerization of cellulosic material to simple sugars (Autrey et al.
Alternatively, however, extensive end dynamics, in which MTs depolymerize near their ends and MAP4 rebinds at higher concentration to the shortened MT, could provide a stochastic heterogeneity in MAP4 composition that would be capable of altering transport efficiency on individual MTs.
Some depolymerize (break the rubber chains) the surface, and some coat the surface to help it blend into and adhere to the fresh compound.
Our recent research in rat oocytes showed that high dosage of nocodazole could depolymerize spindle microtubules completely and inhibit migration of the condensed chromosomes, while after low dosage of nocodazole treatment, a partially impaired spindle could still translocate to the cortex (Ai et al.