photodissociate

photodissociate

(ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˈsəʊsɪeɪt)
vb (tr)
(Chemistry) chem to split or break up molecules as a result of the absorption of photons
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Under the UV irradiation, excited singlet-state HABI derivatives will photodissociate into two radicals because of the low C-N bond energy [2, 3].