Also contains definition of: unzipping
The process of converting a polymer into a monomer or a mixture of monomers.
Unzipping is depolymerization occurring by a @ST06775@ of reactions, progressing along a @M03667@ and yielding products, usually @M04019@ at each @R05178@, 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 (