So far in class we have learned how to make cyclic compounds from inter- and intramolecular processes. We have also learned of at least one ring expansion reaction, namely the Bayer-Villager, to form lactones from cyclic ketones. Diazomethane mediated ring expansion reactions are similar in mechanism but yet differ a carbon in place of an oxygen in the final product. Please provide a mechanism for the following transformation and indicate what drives this reaction forward. Make sure to account (mechanism for the epoxide formation as well.
This solution provides an explanation and a drawing of a organic chemistry reaction.