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Chemical decomposition induced by light or other radiant energy.

pho′to·lyt′ic (fō′tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
pho′to·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.


(Chemistry) chem in a photolytic manner, by photolytic means
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Recent evidence indicates that the concentration of quinones, the key agents in the toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), increases significantly in an eastward direction from Santa Monica/Long Beach toward the inland valleys of Southern California, and that 90% of these organic compounds measure at receptor sites inland are generated photolytically during atmospheric transport (Eiguren-Fernandez et al.
According to the procedure, the nitroso group is photolytically cleaved from the N-nitroso compounds to yield the corresponding amine.
Outdoor HONO concentrations are usually lower than indoor levels, reflecting the fact that HONO is photolytically unstable.