Grignard reagent

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Etymology[edit]

Named for François Auguste Victor Grignard, a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist.

Noun[edit]

Grignard reagent (plural Grignard reagents)

  1. (chemistry) an alkyl or aryl magnesium halide, used in the Grignard reaction to form substituted alcohols; they are formed from alkyl or aryl halides and metallic magnesium

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