N-Methoxymethyl-N-(trimethylsilylmethyl)benzylamine forms azomethine ylides which readily undergo [3+2] cycloaddition to α,ß-unsaturated esters affording N-benzyl substituted pyrrolidines in good yields. It reacts with asymmetric 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions in the practical, large-scale synthesis of chiral pyrrolidines. It is used in the the synthesis of 3-carboxy-1-azabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane derivatives, an important class of physiologically active compounds.
Soluble in chloroform, ethyl acetate.
Moisture & Light Sensitive. Store away from oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Recommended Storage : 2° to 8°C