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Thermolysis, usually associated with exposure to a high temperature.
  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.
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: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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