Posted by ochemfreak on .
was wondering if someone could help me write a mechanism for the synthesis of methyl E-4-methoxycinnamate from p-anisaldehyde. and suggest a reason why the cyclic intermediate might have two important groups in a trans relationship that could favor the E-alkene.
organic chemistry -
I have posted an answer to this already, at least some questions as it is not clear the method being used.