[pi-roh-li-deen, -din, -rol-i-]
- a colorless, water-soluble, unpleasant smelling, poisonous liquid, C4H9N, from which proline and certain alkaloids are derived, prepared by reducing pyrrole: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Origin of pyrrolidine
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- an almost colourless liquid occurring in tobacco leaves and made commercially by hydrogenating pyrrole. It is a strongly alkaline heterocyclic base with molecules that contain a ring of four carbon atoms and one nitrogen atom. Formula: C 4 H 9 N
- A nearly colorless liquid pyrrole to which four hydrogen atoms have been added. It has an ammonialike odor and is the structural basis of proline and hydroxyproline.