Another thought occurred to me regarding cyanoacrylate adhesives that is nowhere near as widely known as it should be. The polymerization of this adhesive is catalyzed by hydroxide ions or other bases. It is often stated that water is the catalyst (the Wikipedia article tiptoes along this line) but this is definitely not true. You can prove it for yourself by adding water to the monomers and watching nothing occur. Instead, it is the hydroxide ion that always exist in water that catalyzes the polymerization, and what a pretty powerful catalyst it is! Neutral water has a hydroxide ion concentration of 10-7 moles/l, and with moisture making up about a few percent of the air, you can knock that number down further by a couple orders of magnitude, call it 10-9 moles/l. Truly a catalyst!
That the polymerization is catalyzed by a component of moisture is easy to confirm here in Minnesota. In the summers, we have high humidity. Dewpoints are often in the 60's or 70's and our superglues work just wonderfully. But then comes winter, when dewpoints become frostpoints and the air inside most buildings is dryer than in the lab's desiccators. Just getting a cyanoacrylate to work is then quite challenging. I've found that exhaling a big breath of warm humid air right before I jam the two pieces together helps, although even that is not guaranteed.