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electron back-transfer

Thermal inversion of excited-stateelectron transfer restoring the donor and acceptor in their originaloxidation state. In using this term one should also specify the resulting electronic state of the donor and acceptor. This term is preferred to back electron-transfer.
  1. It is recommended to use this term only for the process restoring the original electronic state of donor and acceptor.
  2. Should the forward electron transfer lead to charge separation, electron back-transfer will result in charge recombination.
PAC, 2007, 79, 293 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 329
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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: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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