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Transition State Stabilization

  1. Shahriar Mobashery,
  2. Lakshmi P Kotra

Published Online: 22 MAR 2002

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000618



How to Cite

Mobashery, S. and Kotra, L. P. 2002. Transition State Stabilization. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wayne State University, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2002


The transition state is a high-energy species occurring during the course of chemical reactions, the stabilization of which by either chemical reagents or enzymes enhances the rate of the given process.


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