Chapter 6. Electrochemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

  1. Professor Zvi Rappoport2 and
  2. Ilan Marek3
  1. Jan S. Jaworski

Published Online: 17 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751879.ch6

The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

How to Cite

Jaworski, J. S. (2008) Electrochemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds, in The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds (eds Z. Rappoport and I. Marek), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470751879.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, 02-093, Warszawa, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 FEB 2008

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai and
  2. Professor Zvi Rappoport

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057193

Online ISBN: 9780470751879



  • organomagnesium compound electrochemical synthesis;
  • Grignard reagent electrochemical behavior;
  • dimeric hydrocarbons;
  • diorganomagnesium compound synthesis;
  • sacrificial magnesium anodes and electrochemical preparation;
  • Grignard reagents - halogen, carbonyl, cyano;
  • organomagnesium compound solution conductivity;
  • industrial Nalco process;
  • attenuated total reflection (ATR);
  • organomagnesium cathodic reduction compound


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Electrochemical Synthesis of Organomagnesium Compounds

  • Conductivity of Solutions of Organomagnesium Compounds

  • Anodic Oxidation of Organomagnesium Compounds

  • Cathodic Reduction of Organomagnesium Compounds

  • Organomagnesium Compounds as Intermediates in Electrode Reactions

  • Concluding Remarks: Electrochemical Data in the Elucidation of Reactivity of Grignard Reagents

  • References