catalytic catalytic  /ˌkæ tə ˈlɪ tɪk/


  • (adj) relating to or causing or involving catalysis


  1. Engelhard makes a catalytic convertera steel cylinder containing a platinum-treated honeycomb structurethat changes some toxic gases into harmless substances.
  2. Second we learned that automobiles produced pollutants that caused smog, so we changed the rules to insist on catalytic converters.
  3. The Neorest 550, the brochure states, has a built-in catalytic deodorizer that neutralizes bad ions through a filter, thus reducing stinkage.


  1. 2 Arrested for Stealing Catalytic Converters

    STOCKTON- Two men are under arrest, after a police department employee reportedly watched them take two catalytic converters from cars in a Stockton parking lot. It happened Thursday evening in a lot along Trinity Parkway, south of 8 Mile Road.…
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento

  2. Man Accused Of Stealing Catalytic Converters

    Police say a man tried to steal as many as eight catalytic converters from a south Columbus car lot. Get the story.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WBNS-10TV Columbus

  3. Motorists cautioned about the dangers of catalytic converters

    Recent fires on South Georgia farms caused by catalytic converters have firefighters cautioning motorists about driving and parking off paved surfaces.  They say the catalytic converter underneath your car, which is responsible for reducing exhaust emissions, can reach upward of 1,200 degrees in a matter of minutes.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WALB Albany


  1. "We've discovered that the presence of carbon monoxide molecules can reversibly alter the catalytic surfaces of platinum single crystals, supposedly the most thermodynamically stable configuration for a platinum catalyst," said Somorjai, one of...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Gabor Somorjai Source:

  2. Both jumped up, and Jung said to Freud: "There, that is an example of a so-called catalytic exteriorisation phenomenon!"
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Carl Jung Source: Fortean Times

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