- On ageing, textiles are usually damaged by oxidation or acid-catalysed hydrolysis.
- Digestion breaks down chemical bonds in a process called enzymatic hydrolysis.
- When hydrolysis occurs, we will write a chemical equation to describe it, and new species will be formed in solution.
- Again, they used partial acid hydrolysis of the whole chain and then protease digestion to give larger blocks.
- Another preparation method involves acid hydrolysis of methyl formate.