Grignard re agent

Grignard reagent

noun Chemistry.
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:
1900–05; see V. Grignard

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Grignard reagent (ˈɡriːnjɑː, French ɡriɲar)
 
n
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
 
[C20: named after Victor Grignard (1871--1934), French chemist]

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