The cleavage of one or more @C01384@ in a @M03986@ resulting from absorption of light, or a photochemical process in which such cleavage is an essential part. For example:
The term is used incorrectly to describe @I03255@ of a sample, although in the combination @F02418@ this usage is accepted.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1150 [Terms] [Paper]
See also:
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2206 [Terms] [Paper]