Problem: The thioketal product of a certain reaction is given below. Draw the structure of:

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We’re being asked to determine organic reactant and protecting group for the given thioacetal.



Recall that aldehydes and ketones can be converted into thioacetals using thiols. This follows a mechanism similar to acetal formation:


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The thioketal product of a certain reaction is given below. Draw the structure of:

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