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A Diels-Alder reaction of 2,5-dimethylfuran and maleic anhydride gives a compound A that undergoes acid-catalyzed

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an
CH3
CH3
CH3
A
Mechanism :
the
y
H IC
171
CH3
CH3
BY
H C
:0:
H C
CH3 .0 :
H
CH
H C
:OH 2
: B
CHS
CH : 01
CH 3
CH3 :
CH2 : 0 '

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