Also contains definition of: degree of inhibition
The decrease in rate of reaction brought about by the addition of a substance inhibitor), by virtue of its effect on the concentration of a reactant, catalyst or reaction intermediate. For example, molecular oxygen and p-benzoquinone can react as 'inhibitors' in many reactions involving radicals as intermediates by virtue of their ability to act as scavengers toward these radicals. If the rate of a reaction in the absence of inhibitor is v 0 and that in the presence of a certain amount of inhibitor is v, the degree of inhibition (i) is given by: \[i=\frac{v_{0}- v}{v_{0}}\]
See also: mechanism-based inhibition
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PAC, 1996, 68, 149. 'A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 169 (
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PAC, 1992, 64, 143. 'Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)' on page 157 (
PAC, 1993, 65, 2291. 'Nomenclature of kinetic methods of analysis (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)' on page 2295 (