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Recall that organometallic reagents can be prepared by the reaction of an alkyl halide with Mg or Li/Cu in a nonpolar solvent.



Grignard Reagent = R–MgBr

Gilman Reagent = R2–CuLi


Note that Grignard reagents (RMgBr) are strong bases, which means they should not be exposed to any acidic protons.

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