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François Auguste Victor Grignard
Born (1871-05-06)6 May 1871
Cherbourg, France
Died 13 December 1935( 1935-12-13) (aged 64)
Lyon, France
Nationality France
Fields Organic chemistry
Institutions University of Nancy
Alma mater University of Lyon
Known for Grignard reaction
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1912)

The reactions of organic magnesium compounds are of two kinds – reactions of substitution and reactions of addition.
Victor Grignard
Whereas, generally speaking, zinc reacts suitably only with the first members of the alkyl iodides, with magnesium it is possible to use bromides, iodides, and in many cases, chlorides.
Victor Grignard
Organic compounds exist in which a hydrogen atom, joined to the carbon, acquires acid properties as a result of the proximity of certain functional groupings.
Victor Grignard
There are, in fact, very few organic zinc compounds; only the first members of the series, which correspond to the simplest organic radicals, can be prepared without too much difficulty, but they have the disadvantage of being spontaneously inflammable in air and are consequently very dangerous to handle.
Victor Grignard