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Direct Observation of the Transition State

Polanyi, John C. and Zewail, Ahmed H. (1995) Direct Observation of the Transition State. Accounts of Chemical Research, 28 (3). pp. 119-132. ISSN 0001-4842. doi:10.1021/ar00051a005.

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The direct observation of the “transition state" for chemical reaction clearly merits a place in this series devoted to the “Holy Grails” of chemistry. The transition state is neither one thing, namely, chemical reagents, nor the other, reaction products. Instead it illustrates the mystical event of trans-substantiation.

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Additional Information:© 1995 American Chemical Society. Received December 14, 1994. This research was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada (to J.C.P.) and by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Air Force Ofice of Scientific Research (to A.H.Z.). We are grateful to Robert C. Jackson (Toronto) and Juen Kai Wang and Soren Pedersen (Pasadena) for help with the figures.
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Official Citation:Direct Observation of the Transition State John C. Polanyi and Ahmed H. Zewail Accounts of Chemical Research 1995 28 (3), 119-132 DOI: 10.1021/ar00051a005
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