Problem: Can this alcohol be synthesized selectively by hydroboration-oxidation of an alkene? If yes, draw the structure of the alkene. If no, signify this by drawing ethane.

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Hydroboration-Oxidation → addition reaction → produces alcohol in the least substituted side from alkenes

Analyzing the given product, the starting material will appear as:

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Can this alcohol be synthesized selectively by hydroboration-oxidation of an alkene? 

If yes, draw the structure of the alkene. 

If no, signify this by drawing ethane.

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