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a) a-phellandrene combined with Maleic Anhydride (diels-alder) followed by NaOH produces one product. Treating with NaOCH3,...

a) a-phellandrene combined with Maleic Anhydride (diels-alder) followed by NaOH produces one product. Treating with NaOCH3, followed by an acidic workup produces a new product. What is it's structure and why is not a good derivative to use to characterize the Diels-Alder product?

b) Toluene in used as a solvent in these Diels-Alder reactions. Draw the Aiels-alder products from the reaction of toluene and maleic anhydride. Why is this product not formed during traditional Diels-Alder reactions?

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a) NaOH O2H O2H H30+ CH3OH this product is not very stable therefore can not be characterize CO2CH3 O2CH3 toluene tolune cont

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