Simple Synthesis of Racemic Proline

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  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmidt,

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    1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität, A-1090 Wien, Währingerstrasse 38 (Austria)
    • Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität, A-1090 Wien, Währingerstrasse 38 (Austria)
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  • Dr. Hans Poisel

    1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität, A-1090 Wien, Währingerstrasse 38 (Austria)
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  • Dedicated to Professor Engelbert Broda on the occasion of his 65th birthday

Abstract

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Racemic proline was formerly accessible only by complicated synthetic procedures. A facile preparation affords the amino acid in overall yield of ca. 45% starting from pyrrolidine.

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