Lactones can be prepared from diethyl malonate and epoxides. Diethyl

Lactones can be prepared from diethyl malonate and epoxides. Diethyl malonate is treated with a base, followed by an epoxide, followed by heating in aqueous acid:

1) NaOEt EtO EtO OEt 2) OEt Н,о Heat [H,O*] Н,о* Heat Но Но ОН (-CO2) ОН ОН


Using this process, identify what reagents you would need to prepare the following compound:

Lactones can be prepared from diethyl malonate and epoxides. Diethyl

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