charge-transfer complex

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C01003
An electron-donor–electron-acceptor complex, characterized by electronic transition(s) to an @E02257@ in which there is a partial transfer of electronic charge from the donor to the acceptor @M03968@.
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PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1328 [Terms] [Paper]