selective poisoning

in catalysis
Also contains definition of: selective inhibition in catalysis
In selective poisoning or selective inhibition, a poison retards the rate of one catalysed reaction more than that of another or it may retard only one of the reactions.
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 83 (