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Grignard reagent

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.


Grignard reagent

/ ɡriɲar; ˈɡriːnjɑː /

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
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Grignard reagent1

First recorded in 1900–05; see V. Grignard
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Grignard reagent1

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

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