What is the mechanism for the reaction of an organic hydroperoxide with sulfuric acid?

The question asked to react the organic hydroperoxide substrate, $$\ce{R-OOH}$$, with dilute sulfuric acid, $$\ce{H2SO4}$$.

In the last step, I removed a proton, making it act like a catalyst, along with the removal of $$\ce{H2O2}$$. But I am very unsure about its correctness.

• See, that peroxide was there for a reason. I don't believe it would walk away just like that. Jun 14 '16 at 18:32
• I really don't get. Please explain. Jun 14 '16 at 19:27
• I would propose something like the Hock rearrangement. It should be especially feasible in this case as double bond participation from the anisole ring is expected.
– EJC
Jun 14 '16 at 21:18

• The magical appearance and disappearance of protons... $$\ce{RR'MeC-OOH ->T[magic] RR'MeC-OOH2+ ->...->T[more magic] RMeCO + R'-OH + H2O}$$ Jun 15 '16 at 7:45