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Grignard reaction

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. 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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Grignard reaction1

First recorded in 1900–05; see V. Grignard

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