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What is the mechanism for salicylaldehyde + Diethyl malonate --> Ethyl-3-coumarin carboxylate Scopoletin, 6-methoxy-7-hydroxycoumarin, can be...

  1. What is the mechanism for salicylaldehyde + Diethyl malonate --> Ethyl-3-coumarin carboxylate
  2. Scopoletin, 6-methoxy-7-hydroxycoumarin, can be isolated from the bark of wild cherry trees. Show the reactants that you would use to synthesize scopoletin.

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1) > the first step is transesterification. > the second stage is where the alpha carbon is... View the full answer

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