An electronically excited complex of definite stoichiometry, 'non-bonding' in the ground state. For example, a complex formed by the interaction of an excited molecular entity with a ground state counterpart of a different structure.
See also: excimer
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PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. 'Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 2241 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668122223)