Stabilizer (chemistry)

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In chemistry a stabilizer is a chemical which tends to inhibit the reaction between two or more other chemicals.[citation needed] It can be thought of as the antonym to a catalyst. The term can also refer to a chemical that inhibits separation of suspensions, emulsions, and foams.[citation needed] Stabilizers are usually added to polymers during production. The trend is towards fluid systems, pellets, and increased use of masterbatches. There are monofunctional, bifunctional, and polyfunctional stabilizers.[1]

Some kinds of stabilizers are:

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  1. ^ Ceresana, Market Study Stabilizers, May 2011,