Grignard, Victor

Grignard, Victor

(vēktôr` grēnyär`), 1871–1935, French chemist. He shared the 1912 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul SabatierSabatier, Paul,
1854–1941, French organic chemist, D.Sc. Collège de France, 1880. He joined the faculty at the Univ. of Toulouse in 1882 and taught there until he retired in 1930.
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 for his work in organic synthesis based on his discovery (1900) of the Grignard reagentGrignard reagent
, any of an important class of extremely reactive chemical compounds used in the synthesis of hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids, and other compounds.
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. He taught at the Univ. of Nancy (1909–19) and at the Univ. of Lyons (from 1919).
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