hydrolysis hydrolysis  /haɪd ˈrɑ lə səs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a chemical reaction in which water reacts with a compound to produce other compounds; involves the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion from the water

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  • The digestive systems of modern animals, Firsoff explains, depend on hydrolysis, a process in which proteins, sugars and other compounds are broken down in combination with water.

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  • Polyphenylene Sulfide facilitates food handling applications.

    Suited for extrusion and injection molding, Fortron® FX4382T1 PPS complies with FDA and EU food-contact regulations. This unreinforced grade is formulated to deliver long-term durability over life of components found in food handling applications, including conveyor systems for food processing. Exhibiting hydrolysis resistance as well as moisture absorption of <0.05%, product supports continuous ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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