Definition of autocatalyst in English:

autocatalyst

Pronunciation /-ˈkatl-ist/

noun

Chemistry

See autocatalysis

‘The amount of palladium used in autocatalysts in the 1990s was very high compared to platinum.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘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.’