Grignard, Victor (1871-1935), French chemist and Nobel laureate, born in Cherbourg, and educated at the Unviersity of Lyon. He taught organic chemistry at Lyon from 1906 to and then at the University of Nancy, where he was a full professor from1910. In his doctoral thesis of 1900, he made known his discovery of organomagnesium compounds, the so-called Grignard reagents, which are of great value in synthesizing complex organic compounds. For this Nobel Prize in chemistry with
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