The following question was given in FIITJEE study material:
I guess (i) step is de-esterification, which gives the compound of option (A).
In next step, I wouldn't expect it to decarboxylate, instead I guess it'll dehydrate. So, according to me, final product is:
which I can't see in the options. Then, what should be the final product?
The correct answer given was: (C)