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cyclopropane

 [si″klo-pro´pān]
a colorless, flammable gas with a characteristic odor and pungent taste that is an inhalational anesthetic; now little used because of its flammability.

cy·clo·pro·pane

(sī'klō-prō'pān),
An explosive gas of characteristic odor; in the past, widely used to produce general anesthesia.
Synonym(s): trimethylene

cyclopropane

(sī′klə-prō′pān′)
n.
A highly flammable, explosive, colorless gaseous cycloalkane, C3H6, sometimes used as an anesthetic.

cyclopropane

A powerful, non-irritating anaesthetic gas. It has the disadvantages of being explosive and of causing heart irregularity in the presence of adrenaline.
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Synthesis of (1S,2R)-1-Phenyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-N,N-diethyl Cyclopropane Carboxamide (3).
He has devised conceptually novel approaches to catalyst and reaction design with important applications in the synthesis of chiral cyclopropanes, amines, and heterocyclic derivatives.
In the Emerging Organic Synthesis Symposium, graduate student Ian Young, ACIC, presented work he has carried out with Michael Kerr, MCIC, at the University of Western Ontario in the development of a new cycloaddition reaction, in which nitrones and cyclopropanes are coupled to make highly functionalized heterocycles.