The process of converting a @[email protected] into a @[email protected] or a mixture of monomers.
Unzipping is depolymerization occurring by a @[email protected] of reactions, progressing along a @[email protected] and yielding products, usually @[email protected] at each @[email protected], from which macromolecules similar to the original can be regenerated.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2309 [Terms] [Paper]