Grignard reagentGri·gnard· reagent
any of a class of reagents with the general formula RMgX, in which R is an organic radical, esp. an alkyl or aryl, and X is a halogen: these reagents react with a great variety of compounds and are used in the synthesis of organic compounds
Origin of Grignard reagentafter F. A. V. Grignard (1871-1935), French chemist
(plural Grignard reagents)
Named for François Auguste Victor Grignard, a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist.