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Explain the mechanism of the following reaction, which involves a 1,2-alkyl migration with double inversion of configuration

The OP's original structure is missing a quaternary methyl group (since amended) because the structure 1 is derived from α-santonin[1] with hydroxylamine. Nitrosation of 1 affords 2 that undergoes ...
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What shold be the answer to the given reaction?

It is a reasonable argument to make, but the major product will be 1. This paper details the experiment and records over 80% yields of 2-phenethyl bromide with 5-7% of the rearrangement product.
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