Unit for catalytic activity coherent with the SI, equal to the catalytic activity that catalyses a reaction rate of one mole
per second in an assay
. The katal is recommended for use in the specific context of enzymes
and clinical chemistry.
PAC, 1996, 68, 957 (Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996))
on page 977
PAC, 1994, 66, 2587 (Glossary of bioanalytical nomenclature - Part 1: General terminology, body fluids, enzymology, immunology (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 2595