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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.
Origin of Grignard reagent
1900-1905
1900-05; see V. Grignard
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Grignard reagent

/ˈɡriːnjɑː; French ɡriɲar/
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
Word Origin
C20: named after Victor Grignard (1871–1934), French chemist
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