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Grignard reaction

noun, Chemistry.
the reaction of a Grignard reagent with any of the numerous types of compounds with which it can combine, as alcohols, acids, aldehydes, ketones, or esters: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Origin of Grignard reaction
1900-05; see V. Grignard Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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