encounter complex

A @[email protected] of @[email protected] produced at an @[email protected], and which occurs as an intermediate in a @[email protected] When the complex is formed from two molecular entities it is called an '@[email protected]'. A distinction between @[email protected] pairs and (larger) @[email protected] complexes may be relevant in some cases, e.g. for mechanisms involving @[email protected]
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1112 [Terms] [Paper]
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PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2239 [Terms] [Paper]