geminate recombination
This expression refers to the reaction, with each other, of two @T06451@ produced from a common precursor in solution. If reaction occurs before any separation by @D01716@ has occurred, this is termed primary geminate recombination. If the mutually reactive entities have been separated, and come together by @D01716@, this is termed secondary geminate recombination. This is illustrated in the reaction diagram below:
See also:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1117 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 166 [Terms] [Paper]