Problem: Complete the reaction below by giving the structure of the major organic product. This reaction is a variation of the malonic ester synthesis in which an amino group is protected by an acetyl group. Hint: Acetic acid, ethanol, and carbon dioxide are all side-products in this reaction.

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The first step in the reaction is an alpha alkylation via malonic ester synthesis.

It then undergoes hydrolysis to make the ester groups carboxylic acids and the amide to -NH3+

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Complete the reaction below by giving the structure of the major organic product. 

This reaction is a variation of the malonic ester synthesis in which an amino group is protected by an acetyl group. 

Hint: Acetic acid, ethanol, and carbon dioxide are all side-products in this reaction.

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