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catalyst

noun abettor, activator, active element, accive partisan, active reformer, actuator, agacerie, agent provocateur, agitator, animator, catalytic agent, cause, encourager, excitant, exciter, ferment, force, goad, impeller, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, inducement, inspiration, inspirer, instigator, modifying cause, motivating force, motivation, mover, moving spirit, planner, popular ringleader, power, prompter, provocateur, provocation, provocative, spur, stimulant, stimulator, strategist, suggester
See also: stimulus
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Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is an effective, economical amine catalyst for flexible and rigid PUR foams.
In its ongoing quest for the reliability silver bullet, Catalyst engaged Ivara, a reliability vendor that offered software tools coupled with a method of achieving reliability.
The researchers recovered the prototype catalyst by simply decanting the biodiesel, they report in the Nov.
The demand for reaction initiators (chemical catalysts such as organic peroxides and amines) will register below-average gains through 2009.
But separating catalysts from final products typically requires expensive and sometimes-toxic solvents that companies later have to dispose of.
By using this engineered geometric structure, the reactivity of the catalyst to the chosen monomers can be enhanced, and its selectivity to only those monomers is reinforced.
No one has reached that level of selectivity before with a heterogeneous asymmetric catalyst.
In preliminary tests, another novel porphyrin catalyst appears more than 100 times faster than the titanium-dioxide catalyst currently used in a similar solar decontamination system now under development.