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n. pl. ho·mol·y·ses (-sēz′)
A chemical reaction in which the breaking of bonds yields molecular fragments each having one unpaired electron.

ho′mo·lyt′ic (hō′mə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) the dissociation of a molecule into two neutral fragments. Also called: homolytic fission Compare heterolysis2
homolytic adj
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2] is one of the main decomposition products which is attributed to the thermal degradation based upon chain homolysis of PLA [17, 38, 48], PLA/ LA-g-GA based bionanocomposite films are most likely degrade via random depolymerization which leads to the evolution of cyclic oligomers, lactide, acetaldehyde, methane, carbon-monoxide, carbon-dioxide, and N-H compound.
Studies of anisole pyrolysis show that its decomposition proceeds through homolysis of the O-C[H.
The lower wavelengths of the emission spectrum of the UV lamp, especially around 254 nm, are thus mainly responsible for the homolysis of [H.
000 atm), which leads to the formation of free radicals via the homolysis of water.
In this reaction mechanism, PCB absorbed photon, activated and dechlorinated by homolysis.
ROO* and HO* were generated by the thermal homolysis of 20 mM 2-2'-azo-bis-(2-methylpropionamidine)-dihydrochloride and from an Fe ascorbate Fenton reaction (Regoli and Winston 1999), respectively.