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autocatalysis

[¦ōd·ō·kə′tal·ə·səs]
(chemistry)
A catalytic reaction started by the products of a reaction that was itself catalytic.
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169) He further comments that, autocatalytic self-replicating processes are not rare but rather enjoy a degree of generality in the world of chemistry, and self-replication is no longer believed to be one of those mysterious processes considered the monopoly of living matter.
It was found that reaction between DGEBA resin and chitosan is autocatalytic in nature and does not follow simple nth order cure kinetics.
Reaction duration was 1 hour for both autocatalytic and catalytic(Nahyunet.
where [alpha] is the degree of curing, evaluated with equation (2), m is the autocatalytic index, n the catalytic index, and K is the kinetic constant.
TWX-40 is a single immersion gold bath with autocatalytic capabilities.
An autocatalytic system will create exponential returns due to its positive feedback mechanism.
Electroless coating, also known as chemical or autocatalytic coating, is a nongalvanic plating method that involves several simultaneous chemical reactions in an aqueous solution, which occur without the use of external electrical power.
The fundamental theory in an Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm is the simulation of the autocatalytic, positive feedback process exhibited by a colony of ants [5].
In July 2012, the company announced that it has entered into an agreement with Candu Energy (CEI) through its Enertech business unit (Enertech) in order to jointly provide passive autocatalytic recombiner (PAR) technology to the companies operating in the nuclear industry in the US and other international regions.
In this method hydrazine complexes exhibit an autocatalytic behaviour after ignition in air.