Novel experimental techniques and computational methods have provided new insight into the behavior of reactive intermediates in solution. The results of these studies show that some of the earlier ideas about how reactive intermediates ought to behave in solution were incomplete or even incorrect. This Perspective summarizes the new experimental and computational methods and draws attention to the shortcomings that their application has brought to light in previous models. Key areas needing further research are highlighted.
Carpenter, B., Harvey, J. N., & Orr-Ewing, A. J. (2016). The Study of Reactive Intermediates in Condensed Phases. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(14), 4695-4705. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b01761