Diethylzinc was tested for the first time as the Lewis acid in 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions of azomethine ylides to synthesize pyrrolidine derivatives. A new, easily applicable and highly selective method was developed for the synthesis of highly substituted pyrrolidines. By the application of this method, the synthesis of three new pyrrolidine derivatives was achieved.
DOĞAN, ÖZDEMİR; KOYUNCU, HASAN; and KANIŞKAN, ÜMİT (2001) "Lewis Acid Catalyzed 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditon Reactions of Stabilized Azomethine Ylides," Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 25: No. 3, Article 14. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol25/iss3/14