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Grignard Reagent Properties

Grignard Reagent



Grignard reagents are named after their discoverer, French chemist Victor Grignard, who jointly received the 1912 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Grignard reagent: R-Mg-X ; R= any alkyl or aryl group , Mg= magnesium metal and X= any halogen.It is prepared by adding an alkyl halide to magnesium shavings in diethyl ether or tetrahydrofuran.It is strong bases, they add to epoxides and carbonyl groups, and used to make other organometallic reagents by reacting with metal-halogen bonds. They have wide applications in synthetic chemical industry.

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