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Grignard reagent

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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of the group of reagents produced by the interaction of magnesium and an organic halide, usually in the presence of an ether, and having the general formula RMgX, where R is an organic group and X is a halogen: used in the Grignard reaction.

Origin of Grignard reagent

First recorded in 1900–05; see V. Grignard
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Grignard reagent

noun
  1. chem any of a class of organometallic reagents, having the general formula RMgX, where R is an organic group and X is a halogen atom: used in the synthesis of organic compounds

Word Origin

C20: named after Victor Grignard (1871–1934), French chemist
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