Catalyst


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Catalyst

An event that directly or indirectly causes another event. For example, a positive earnings report may be a catalyst for a stock to rise in price. Likewise, conservative financial management may be a catalyst for long-term sustainability.
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Bulab 693 is a delayed-action catalyst for large-cavity applications.
Coscat 83 organobismuth catalyst for two-component urethane elastomers is an alternative to lead, mercury, or tin-based catalysts when reduced catalyst toxicity is needed.
Catalyst established equipment health-based strategies that watched for signs of deterioration.
Catalyst extracted this knowledge from their maintainers and operators--the people closest to the equipment--and captured it in the tool.
Though easy to employ, the sugary catalyst converted only 20 percent of the starting material into biodiesel fuel.
The main catalyst is the central ingredient, but activators are also employed both to activate the catalyst molecule and to maintain the optimum conditions for the reaction to occur.
Indeed, high selectivity in a catalyst makes a great difference during drug synthesis.
reported a major milestone along the road to such materials: the ability to predict reliabily the precise, three-dimensional shape of theoretical and potentially desirable biologically inspired catalysts.