Definition of Anticatalyst

1. Noun. (chemistry) a substance that retards a chemical reaction or diminishes the activity of a catalyst.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Inhibitor
Antonyms: Catalyst



Definition of Anticatalyst

1. Noun. Any substance that inhibits the activity of a catalyst. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anticatalyst

anticarbon
anticarcinogen
anticarcinogenic
anticarcinogenic agents
anticarcinogens
anticarcinoma
anticardiolipin
anticardiolipin antibodies
anticaries
anticarious
anticars
anticasino
anticaste
anticatabolic
anticatabolite
anticatalyst (current term)
anticatalysts
anticatarrhal
anticatarrhals
anticathexis
anticathode
anticathodes
anticatholic
anticatholics
anticausative
anticausodic
anticausotic
anticavity
anticelebrity
anticelibacy

Literary usage of Anticatalyst

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1. A System of Physical Chemistry by William Cudmore McCullagh Lewis (1916)
"(a — x), and inversely as the amount of anticatalyst (HBr), or — dx _ .a — * dt ~ ''' -^T which was found to be in agreement with the results. ..."

2. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1918)
"When 1 Casein in small quantity acts as an ' anticatalyst'. After treatment with dilute alkali the acid ia converted into the silver salt from which II ,S ..."

3. Theories of Organic Chemistry by Ferdinand August Karl Henrich (1922)
"... been discovered that this difference in the behavior of benzene is due to the presence of small quantities of thiophene which acts as an anticatalyst, ..."

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