An electronic transition in a metal complex that corresponds to excitation populating an electronic state
in which considerable electron transfer
from a ligand to a metal centre has occurred.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
(Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2252
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