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Drawing the Chemical Structure

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Question: Draw the structures of the indicated products I and J.


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I have attached a mechanism to this message which includes the structures of 'I' and 'J' - I hope it's all clear. Some points that I should highlight:

1. In the first step you form the enolate of the diester upon treatment with NaOMe. This reacts with the di-iodoalkane. Since there ...

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This solution provides drawings for the products I and J in an attached Word file. The reactions which are included within this response include ester hydrolysis, decarboxylation, and tautomerism. This solution is also quite detailed and explains each step of the reaction.