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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Based on the results from the FSCR, we selected reaction temperature, duration and water/PEN mass ratios as variables for the study of PEN depolymerization reaction in an autoclave reactor without displacing the air in the reactor.
In this study zones of clearance showed the utilization and depolymerization of pectin by the pectinase activity.
Oryzalin, a microtubule inhibitor, blocks microtubule assembly but not ongoing disassembly, causing microtubule depolymerization.
Microtubules are highly dynamic structures that undergo continuous polymerization and depolymerization in the cytoplasm (Desai and Mitchison, 1997).
Furthermore, pectin depolymerization is a more specialized process than solubilization, and evidence suggests that these two processes are not correlated (MERCADO et al.
The rpg4-mediated resistance to wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis) in barley (Hordeum vulgare) requires Rpg5, a second NBS-LRR gene, and an actin depolymerization factor.
40 Acidity (pH) 11 8 Molecular wt 49,658 -- (b) Depolymerization temp.
The depolymerization of lignin to form low-boiling arenas-oxygen-free aromatics--instead of high-boiling phenols would represent a great simplification of conventional refining processes.
A widely used chemotherapeutic, paclitaxel, acts to inhibit cell proliferation by stabilizing and preventing depolymerization of microtubules thereby reducing the severity of neointimal hyperplasia and restenosis [7, 8, 9].
3](1Al) have been reacted away, due to the partial depolymerization of the tobermorite framework (Table 3).
Primary recycling, referring to ''in plant'' recycling of scrap material [9]; Mechanical Recycling, in which polymer separation is done by melt extrusion or other techniques [10]; Chemical or feedstock recycling where depolymerization to the monomers is performed; Energy recovery, an effective way to reduce the volume of organic materials by incineration [8].