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HELP FAST - question on reductive amination

What molecule results from treating 4-oxopentanal with NH4Cl and NaCNBH3? Why? Is this a good, high yield reaction?

David H.

I believe that pyrrolidine is formed because amination will convert one carbonyl to an amine that reacts with the other carbonyl. However, I am unsure how reasonable this is and I'm unsure what happens to the original carbonyl oxygen.
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