ligand to metal charge transfer (LMCT) transition

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.L03520
An electronic transition in a metal complex that corresponds to excitation populating an @[email protected] in which considerable @[email protected] from a ligand to a metal centre has occurred.
See also:
metal to ligand charge transfer transition
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2252 [Terms] [Paper]