encapsulation

in catalysis
Also contains definitions of: immobilization by adsorption in catalysis, immobilization by inclusion in catalysis, reticulation in catalysis
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.E02085
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Source:
PAC, 1991, 63, 1227. (Manual on catalyst characterization (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1230 [Terms] [Paper]