initiator

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.I03043
A substance introduced into a reaction system in order to bring about an @I03042@ reaction.
Sources:
PAC, 1976, 46, 71. (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - Appendix II. Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Part II: Heterogeneous Catalysis) on page 74 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 170 [Terms] [Paper]