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Synonyms for catalyst

an agent that stimulates or precipitates a reaction, development, or change

Synonyms for catalyst

(chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

something that causes an important event to happen

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Polycat 46 catalyst (potassium acetate) and Dabco K-15 catalyst (potassium octoate) for isocyanurate lamination systems.
Catalyst executives began to ask the question: "Are we doing the 'right' maintenance work?
Using a chemically basic catalyst, however, requires additional costly steps, says Michikazu Hara of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Higher activity, higher value polymerization catalysts will continue to increase their presence in the market, according to the study.
By using the structured foils with its Metalit LS-Design and PE-Design, it has been possible to increase the efficiency of the catalysts significantly and to reduce the catalyst volume by more than 70% to today's size of only one and a half times the engine displacement," says Maus.
Another parent, Julie Fuller, who has children nearing high school age, said the Catalyst Foundation provides youths with facts that help them make the best decisions.
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The researchers report in the July 31 Nature that as the reaction progressed in a test tube, the tungsten catalyst remained suspended in the mixture as an oily liquid.
Research Undertakings II-37 Technological Development II-37 Ultrathin Metallic Layers for Producing Better Catalysts II-37 Environmental Concerns Fuel Demand II-38 Emphasis on Scientific Understanding of Catalyst Processes II-38 The Introduction of New Oxidation Process II-38
Commercial examples where metallocene catalysts are being used include polymers such as Affinity, based on constrained geometry catalyst technology from Dow Chemical, and Exact from Exxon.
The catalyst is also asymmetric, says Wan: It facilitates the making of either a left-handed or a right-handed version of a specific molecule.
Triethylenediamine and other amine catalysts for urethanes; and 1,4-butanediol chain extender for urethane.
Some versions contorted so severely that a deep pocket formed around the metal atom at the center of the catalyst.
Dabco T-9, %12 and 120 tin-based catalysts useful in various foam systems.
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Petroleum Refining Catalysts by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54