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 (sŏl-vŏl′ĭ-sĭs, sôl-)
A chemical reaction in which the solute and solvent react to form a new compound.

sol′vo·lyt′ic (-və-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) chem relating to solvolysis
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Technical-grade trimethylolpropane (TMP) and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (TRIS) applied as solvolytic agents of a PUR foam were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich (Germany).
Neoalkoxy titanates reportedly provide increased thermal and solvolytic stability.
One-stage upgrading processes such as liquefaction via solvolysis, high-pressure liquefaction, catalytic hydroliquefaction, hydrotreating, steam/water liquefaction, ironcatalysed pressurized aqueous pyrolysis, thermochemical solvolytic processes at elevated temperature used to be mainly conducted in autoclave-type reactors.
This difficulty is further compounded by our inability to fully isolate or characterize, by solvolytic or spectroscopic methods, lignin and ligninmatrix structures in cell walls.