proton transfer reaction
A @[email protected], the main feature of which is the @[email protected] or @[email protected] transfer of a @[email protected] (@[email protected]) from one @[email protected] to another. For example:
In the detailed description of @[email protected] transfer reactions, especially of rapid @[email protected] transfers between electronegative atoms, it should always be specified whether the term is used to refer to the overall process (including the more-or-less @[email protected] formation of a hydrogen bonded complex and the separation of the products; see @[email protected]) or just to the @[email protected] transfer event (including solvent @[email protected]) by itself.
See also:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1153 [Terms] [Paper]