Problem: Alkene derivatives of pristine (2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecane) can be isolated from marine zooplankton and are important in the study of the marine food chain. Which of these routes is best for the preparation of pristane?

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Alkene derivatives of pristine (2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecane) can be isolated from marine zooplankton and are important in the study of the marine food chain. Which of these routes is best for the preparation of pristane?

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