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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 29, No. 7, 1989, pp.1335-1342
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-4985
The Formation of 1-Methyl-3-nicothinoylpyrrolidine from Nicotine-1’-oxide

Nancy J. Joyce and Edward Leete*

*Natural Products Labratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Misseapolis, Minnesota 55455, U.S.A.


Several new compounds were obtained when nicotine-1’-oxide was treated with ferric nitrate in the presence of tartaric acid, the most unexpected being 1-methyl-3-nicotinoylpyrrolidine. A unified mechanism is proposed to explain the formation of this substance and other pyridine derivatives.