Philippe Barbier

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Philippe Antoine Francoise Barbier (2 March 1848 – 18 September 1922)[1][2] was a French organic chemist. He is considered the father of organometallic chemistry having synthesized the first organomagnesium compound in 1899.[1][3] He is most famous for the Barbier reaction.

Barbier was Victor Grignard's supervisor during his PhD.[4] A method to prepare reactive Grignard reagents such as allylic magnesium halides is known as the Barbier method, where the Grignard reagent is made in situ with the other reagent.[4]