thermolysis

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.T06326
The uncatalysed cleavage of one or more covalent @B00697@ resulting from exposure of a compound to a raised temperature, or a process in which such cleavage is an essential part.
See also:
pyrolysis
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1173 [Terms] [Paper]