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Solution: A biosynthetic pathway was recently proposed for the polycyclic, cytotoxic compound aspernomine, isolated from the fungus Aspergillus nomius (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8078–8081): (c) Is the aromatic ring in an axial or equatorial position?

Problem

A biosynthetic pathway was recently proposed for the polycyclic, cytotoxic compound aspernomine, isolated from the fungus Aspergillus nomius (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8078–8081):

(c) Is the aromatic ring in an axial or equatorial position?