In one step of a recent total synthesis of (-)-seimatopolide A, a potential antidiabetic drug, the following two structures reacted with each other in an acid-base reaction (Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 5749–5752):
(a) Identify the acid and the base, draw the products of the reaction, and show a mechanism for their formation.
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