Definition of autocatalyst in English:

autocatalyst

noun

Chemistry
  • See autocatalysis

    • ‘The new facility is a major step in our strategy for the growth of our global autocatalyst business.’
    • ‘Self-propagation occurs when the autocatalyst diffuses into the reactive medium, initiating reaction and creating more autocatalyst.’
    • ‘The amount of palladium used in autocatalysts in the 1990s was very high compared to platinum.’
    • ‘In Japan, demand for platinum autocatalysts rose steeply in 2003 and 2004 because of new regulations governing emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles.’
    • ‘The Division has opened a new autocatalyst manufacturing facility at its main site.’