. An unknown compound (A) on treatment with sodium methoxide produces 2-methyl-1, 3-cyclopentane-dione. Among the following which one could be the s


An unknown compound (A) on treatment with sodium methoxide produces 2-methyl-1, 3-cyclopentane-dione.
                                   
Among the following which one could be the structure of (A) ?

  • (A):CH3CO(CH2)3COOCH3   
  • (B):CH3CH2CO(CH2)2COOCH3
  • (C):CH3OOC(CH2)4COOCH3
  • (D):CH3CO(CH2)2COCH2COOCH3

Best Answer

Correct Answer:

(B): CH3CH2CO(CH2)2COOCH3

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