Grignard reaction

noun Gri·gnard reaction \ (ˈ)grēn¦yär(d)- \

Definition of Grignard reaction

:the reaction of a Grignard reagent with any of several types of compounds (as an aldehyde, ketone, or ester) to yield any of a variety of compounds (as an alcohol)

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Origin and Etymology of grignard reaction

after Victor Grignard †1934 French chemist


Grignard reagent

noun

Definition of Grignard reagent

:any of various compounds of magnesium with an organic radical and a halogen (as ethyl-magnesium iodide C2H5MgI) that react readily (as with water, alcohols, amines, acids) in the Grignard reaction

Origin and Etymology of grignard reagent

after Victor Grignard


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