depolymerization

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depolymerization

[‚dē·pə‚lim·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
Decomposition of macromolecular compounds into relatively simple compounds.
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Thus, depolymerisation of phosphate glass structure had shift the frequency of the IR band.
That is by binding tubulin and causing microtubule depolymerisation in the blood stages of the parasites, and in the specific case of P.
Their softening temperature is around 125[degrees]C and above this temperature the depolymerisation of powder occurs.
Subsequent depolymerisation of the soluble NSP in vivo using glycanases overcame this problem.
The extent of depolymerisation, which has the effect of reducing viscosity, is determined by the acid strength, time, temperature, and structure of the polysaccharide.
1986, "Controlled chemical depolymerisation of natural polysaccharide(s) - by radical reaction in aqueous solution at 20-70 degree C in presence of catalyst to yield oligosaccharide(s) with useful pharmaceutical properties," PCT international patent application WO 8606729A.
The patented process, which was developed by Clyvia Technology GmbH from Wegberg, Germany, is based on fractionated depolymerisation and is similar to the cracking of crude oil.