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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being chemically broken down by light: photodegradable plastic.

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  • adj. Capable of being chemically broken down as the result of a photochemical reaction


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  • Also included are technological solutions, such as photodegradable six-pack rings that weaken when exposed to sunlight, allowing ensnared animals to break free.

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  • "photodegradable" with light-sensitive molecular triggers, which would cause the drug to decompose in the waste treatment plant.

    Slate Magazine

  • Now, the makers of this, or one of the lead makers of this, an Ithaca, New York-based company, says we've all missed the point that since the late '90s -- since 1989, it's been mandated that these are photodegradable, that they -- the degrade in the sun over a period of several days or weeks.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2006

  • FiberStone® stone paper is photodegradable after a period of about 14-18 months!

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  • Anseth and her colleagues described their photodegradable hydrogels in an April 2, 2009, article in

    HHMI News

  • They constructed a hydrogel in which they used the photodegradable molecule to tether a short sequence of amino acids to the polymer.

    HHMI News

  • Launched in December, Cyclean covers are recyclable and photodegradable, PersonalBox says.


  • The plastic bags are photodegradable: with the passing of time they are decomposed into small and toxic petrol-polymers



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