So, my question is how would I make a bridge as seen on the following molecule (right side)?

Left side is Molecule A, right side is Molecule B

As for the molecule on the left, I am supposed to make it using that molecule as a base. The only requirement is that every other molecule I use that uses carbon, can only have a maximum of 2 carbons.

To reiterate- I need to use the molecule in the left using any inorganic compound, and organic molecules with up to 2 carbons, and turn it into the molecule in the right.

My biggest problem here, is how to make it so that the molecule only reacts in that area. I was thinking of using a mixture of condensation and $\ce{HBr}$ in order to break the $\ce{-OH}$, and temporarily remove a hydrogen.

However, again, I don't know how to make it so it would only react in that specific area.

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    $\begingroup$ This is non-trivial. $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    May 21, 2021 at 10:16
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    $\begingroup$ This is most definitely not a homework question, so the close votes do not make sense. $\endgroup$
    – S R Maiti
    May 21, 2021 at 17:32


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