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Predict the structure of the diphenylquinone product, C28H40O2 by the oxidative coupling of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol with oxygen in the presence of base.

Predict the structure of the diphenylquinone product, C28H40O2 by the oxidative coupling of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol with oxygen in the presence of base. (Show work)

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