Substituted pyrrolidines

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Molecular structure of a pyrrolidine ring

Substituted pyrrolidines are a class of compounds that contain a pyrrolidine ring. Pyrrolidine features predominantly in nicotine and its analogues that target the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, in the racetam class of nootropics as part of the γ-lactam pyrrolidone, and in a group of compounds in the substituted cathinone class where the amine of the cathinone is integrated into a pyrrolidine ring.


Pyrrolidine is an organic, heterocyclic compound consisting of a five-membered ring containing one amine (nitrogen) constituent. Its ring is fully saturated, and contains no double bonds. Substitutions are know to occur at all positions around the ring.

List of substituted pyrrolidines

See also


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