Function of Grignard 4-coordinate complex?

by Dro
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Mar27-12, 09:58 PM
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What is the purpose of creating a 4-coordinate complex with the Grignard reagent and solvent?

I'm writing a lab report on the Grignard reaction we performed in my lab. My instructor said that it was important that the solvent would form a 4-coordinate complex with the Grignard reagent, but never really explained why. I'm just curious to the importance/function of this complex.

Thank you in advance,
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