• (noun): Something that causes an important event to happen.
    Example: "The invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on catalyst:

Catalyst Theatre
... Catalyst Theatre is a theatre company in Edmonton founded in 1977 ... Catalyst Theatre creates and tours new work developed under Artistic Director Jonathan Christenson in collaboration with Resident Designer Bretta Gerecke ... Since 1997, Catalyst’s artistic team has created original productions that have toured the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States ...
Sabatier Principle
... states that the interactions between the catalyst and the substrate should be "just right" that is, neither too strong nor too weak ... the interaction is too weak, the substrate will fail to bind to the catalyst and no reaction will take place ... On the other hand, if the interaction is too strong, the catalyst gets blocked by substrate or product that fails to dissociate ...
Mech Warrior: Dark Age (novels) - Publication History
... In June 2008, Catalyst Game Labs announced that they had acquired the right to publish novels set in the BattleTech universe, including both new material for both Classic-era BattleTech, as well as ... The first Catalyst published MechWarrior novel will be A Bonfire of Worlds by Steven Mohan, Jr, and was originally to be released in November 2008 ... On March 31, 2009, Catalyst again revised the release date of the new novels to be Fall 2009, and also announced that MechWarrior Dark Age is being renamed to ...
Liebeskind–Srogl Coupling
... reaction forming a new carbon–carbon bond from a thioester and a boronic acid using a metal catalyst ... The metal catalyst depicted below uses TFP = tris(2-furyl)phosphine as an additional ligand and CuTC = copper(I) thiophene-2-carboxylate as a co-metal catalyst ...
Silsesquioxane - Chemical Structure and Synthesis
... are reacted with water and an acid or base catalyst ... of the concentration of initial monomer, concentration of water, temperature, type of catalyst, and the nature of the non-hydrolyzing substituent ... with silicon metal in the presence of a metal catalyst ...

More definitions of "catalyst":

  • (noun): (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected.
    Synonyms: accelerator