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pyrolysis

Thermolysis, usually associated with exposure to a high temperature.
Notes:
  1. The term generally refers to reaction in an inert environment.
  2. Pyrolysis is the commonly used term for a high-temperature treatment that converts a ceramic precursor to a ceramic.
  3. Modified from previous definition. The definition proposed here is more explicit about the elevated temperatures involved.
Source:
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801 (Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)) on page 1824
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.P04961.
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