Equation presented. Copper(I) salts catalyze the three-component assembly reaction between an α-diazo ester, an imine, and various alkenes and alkynes to form substituted pyrrolidines with excellent to good diastereoselectivities in high yields. The transition metal-catalyzed decomposition of the α-diazo compound in the presence of the imine likely generates a transient azomethine ylid that undergoes addition with various dipolarophiles in a highly convergent manner.
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