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Grignard reagent


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  • n. 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


Named for Fran├žois Auguste Victor Grignard, a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist. (Wiktionary)


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