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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.

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    I have posted an answer to this already, at least some questions as it is not clear the method being used.

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