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 system. 1 kat = 1 mol s −1. 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
See also:
PAC, 1994, 66, 2587 (Glossary of bioanalytical nomenclature - Part 1: General terminology, body fluids, enzymology, immunology (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 2595