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 @
of reactions, progressing along a @
and yielding products, usually @
at each @
, from which macromolecules similar to the original can be regenerated.
, 2287. 'Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 2309 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668122287)