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- adj. Describing any organic compound containing a carbon to magnesium bond
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body composed of one atom of magnesium united with two organic radicals, as magnesium ethyl, Mg(C2.H5)2, magnesium diphenyl, Mg(C6H5)2.
- n. A substance composed of one atom of magnesium united with a molecule of an organic halide, as ethyl-magnesium bromide, C2H5.MgBr, magnesium-phenyl iodide, C6H5.MgI.
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In 1899, on Barbier's recommendation, he studied organomagnesium compounds and his discovery of the classic preparation of magnesium alkyl halides was first communicated by Henri Moissan to the Académie des Sciences on May 11, 1900.
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