Definition of Depolymerize

1. Verb. (chemistry) To decompose a polymer into smaller fragments ¹



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Definition of Depolymerize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Depolymerize

depoliticize
depoliticized
depoliticizes
depoliticizing
depollute
depolluted
depollutes
depolluting
depolymerase
depolymerisation
depolymerisations
depolymerised
depolymerizable
depolymerization
depolymerizations
depolymerize (current term)
depolymerized
depolymerizes
depolymerizing
depone
deponed
deponent
deponently
deponents
depones
deponing
depopulacy
depopulate
depopulated
depopulates

Literary usage of Depolymerize

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1. Asphalts and Allied Substances: Their Occurrence, Modes of Production, Uses by Herbert Abraham (1920)
"... depolymerize and become completely soluble in benzol and carbon disulphide. ... is more difficult to depolymerize than ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"On exposure to water, these polymers depolymerize more or less slowly to release the original carboxylic acid and the hydrous metal oxide gel. ..."

3. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"Microtubules assemble spontaneously from "pools" of tubulin when needed and, under appropriate conditions, dissolve, or depolymerize, back into their ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"... depolymerize the cellulose, without conferring any new chemical functions on it. The same is true of diluted acids acting under the conditions necessary ..."

5. Rubber by Philip Schidrowitz (1911)
"2 He observed that if rubber is boiled with these reagents, it tends to " depolymerize." It occurred to him that the reaction might be reversible, ..."

6. Gasoline and Other Motor Fuels by Carleton Ellis, Joseph V. Meigs (1921)
"Eldred and Mersereau ' depolymerize heavy oils or residua, to form unsaturated gaseous hydrocarbons of the aliphatic series; eg, ..."

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