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This article has been retracted as it was submitted for publication without the prior knowledge or approval of Dr. Aloysius Siriwardena, who has contributed to the article. Additionally, it has been submitted without prior approval of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the laboratory in which the intellectual ideas behind the syntheses were established [1].

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  1. C. Benhaoua, “One-pot synthesis of pyrrolidine-2-ones from erythruronolactone and amine,” Organic Chemistry International, vol. 2012, Article ID 482952, 6 pages, 2012.
Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2012, Article ID 482952, 6 pages
Research Article

One-Pot Synthesis of Pyrrolidine-2-ones from Erythruronolactone and Amine

Laboratoire Synthèse et Catalyse (LSCT), Université Ibn Khaldoun, BP 78, Rue Zaaroura, Tiaret 14000, Algeria

Received 20 October 2011; Revised 21 December 2011; Accepted 21 December 2011

Academic Editor: Robert Flowers

Copyright © 2012 Chahrazed Benhaoua. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Concise and accessible approaches to pyrrolidine-2-ones were studied. The synthesis involves the conversion of erythruronolactone to pyrrolidine-2-ones in good yields.