Suppose I have a phenyl Grignard and methyl benzoate.
If I react the two, can I expect benzophenone and a triphenylmethoxide ion as my products?
I ask because I know that Grignards react with ketones and aldehydes. So as the benzophenone is generated, couldn't more Grignard attack the benzophenone as well as the original reactant?
Expected products and mechanism shown below: