The Interfacial Chemistry of Grignard Reagent Formation: Reactions of Clean Mg(0001) Surfaces

  • Juan B. Abreu
  • Jean M. Sanabria-Chinchilla
  • Manuel P. Soriaga
  • John F. Garst
  • John L. Stickney


The Grignard reagent, RMgX, where R is a hydrocarbon group and X is a halogen, is one of the more important and versatile reagents for organic synthesis [1]. It is formed in a heterogeneous reaction between magnesium and an organic halide in an appropriate organic solvent [2, 3, 4, 5]
$$ {\rm{RX + Mg}} \to {\rm{RMgX + RR + Mg}}{{\rm{X}}_{\rm{2}}}{\rm{ + other by - products}} $$


Auger Electron Spectroscopy Clean Surface GRIGNARD Reagent Interfacial Chemistry Organic Halide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan B. Abreu
    • 1
  • Jean M. Sanabria-Chinchilla
    • 1
  • Manuel P. Soriaga
    • 1
  • John F. Garst
    • 2
  • John L. Stickney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTexas A&M UnivesrityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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