Synlett 2017; 28(04): 433-438
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588368
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Phospha-Münchnone 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition with Alkenes: A One-Pot Approach to 2-Pyrrolines from Imines, Acid Chlorides and Alkenes

Victoria Jackiewicz, Bruce A. Arndtsen*
  • Department of Chemistry, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC H4X 2E9, Canada   Email:
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Publication History

Received: 03 October 2016

Accepted after revision: 07 November 2016

Publication Date:
02 December 2016 (eFirst)


We describe herein studies on the cycloaddition of phospha-Münchnones and alkenes, and the factors that influence selectivity between 2-pyrrolines and bicyclic products. Coupling this cycloaddition with the formation of the dipoles can provide a one-pot route to synthesize 2-pyrrolines in moderate yield from imines, acid chlorides and alkenes.

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