pyrolysis

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.P04961
thermolysis, usually associated with exposure to a high temperature.
Notes:
  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.
Source:
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 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779101801)