@[email protected], usually associated with exposure to a high temperature.
  1. The term generally refers to reaction in an @[email protected] environment.
  2. Pyrolysis is the commonly used term for a high-temperature treatment that converts a @[email protected] to a @[email protected]
  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 [Terms] [Paper]