(a) (i) Provide a retrosynthetic analysis of the enamine below in order to identify the starting ketone and amine.
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(ii) Write a reaction mechanism to explain the formation of the enamine under acidic reaction conditions from the ketone and pyrrolidine.
(b) (i) Write a detailed reaction mechanism to show how the enamine provided can be used to synthesise each of the two target molecules.
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A synthesis of enamine from ketones and amines is given along with the reaction mechanism. A synthesis using enamines as reactants is also included.