Radical Inhibitor

Radical Inhibitor Definition:

A compound that prevents a radical chain process from either getting started or continuing.

Radical Inhibitor Explained:

Slowing down the reaction to obtain useful synthetic polymers. Monomers are often stabilized by the addition of inhibitors to prevent polymerization initiation by light, heat and air. For example, stable radical compounds which can trap free radicals are used to inhibit radical polymerization.