A steric or other interaction involving atoms or groups or both situated nearby in sequence
along the chain. The interacting atoms or groups are typically separated by fewer than ten consecutive bonds in a chain. If no confusion can occur, the word 'intramolecular
' may be omitted.
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook