Problem: The tosylate of (2R,3S) -3-phenylbutan-2-ol undergoes an E2 elimination on treatment with sodium ethoxide: Draw the structure of the alkene that is produced. Use the wedge/hash bond tools to indicate stereochemistry. You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms. If a group is achiral, do not use wedged or hashed bonds on it.

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The tosylate of (2R,3S) -3-phenylbutan-2-ol undergoes an E2 elimination on treatment with sodium ethoxide: Draw the structure of the alkene that is produced. Use the wedge/hash bond tools to indicate stereochemistry. You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms. If a group is achiral, do not use wedged or hashed bonds on it.


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