Grignard reaction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Grignard reaction (plural Grignard reactions)

  1. (chemistry) The reaction of a Grignard reagent (an organo-magnesium halide) with aldehydes or ketones to form secondary or tertiary alcohols