photodegradation

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.P04595
The photochemical @T06446@ of a molecule into lower @M04000@ fragments, usually in an @O04362@ process. This term is widely used in the destruction (@O04362@) of pollutants by UV-based processes.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2260 [Terms] [Paper]