Different format today: I give you the conditions, you come up with the mechanism AND the product. Steppin' it up a level.
QUESTION: Provide a complete, arrow-pushing mechanism for the following one-pot, biomimetic transformation. As a result of your mechanism, please predict the product.
I came up with a very plausible mechanism... but it was completely wrong. Mainly because the site said TFAA instead of Ac2O, and I read it as TFA, not TFAA... Kinda different reagents that react, uh, somewhat differently.
As always, bonus if you can name the reaction.