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

First recorded in 1900–05; see V. Grignard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019