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I’m in an organic synthesis class and I have to draw a mechanism for the reaction in the picture. At first I thought it was just forming a free radical but I haven’t been able to find any way to do that without UV light, which isn’t shown anywhere in the given reaction. How do I go about solving this?

  • $\begingroup$ Try protonating oxygen, break C-O bond, and form an enol ether. Go from there for bromination. $\endgroup$ – user55119 Feb 23 '18 at 1:16
  • $\begingroup$ What is the source of this question? $\endgroup$ – Shriom707 Aug 17 at 18:06

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