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Can the R group of a Grignard reagent (RMgX) be an alkene?

Also what groups can't R be?

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes it can be an alkane or an alkyne too. $\endgroup$ – Hexacoordinate-C Mar 30 '17 at 20:51
  • $\begingroup$ related chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/41235/… $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Mar 30 '17 at 21:15
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    $\begingroup$ R cannot have a beta leaving group because elimination occurs $\endgroup$ – Waylander Mar 30 '17 at 21:16
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    $\begingroup$ There can't be any acidic groups or carbonyl groups. $\endgroup$ – Zhe Mar 30 '17 at 22:20
  • $\begingroup$ No nitro groups. They oxidize the Grignard reagent. $\endgroup$ – Oscar Lanzi Mar 30 '17 at 23:33