Problem: A biosynthetic pathway was recently proposed for the polycyclic, cytotoxic compound aspernomine, isolated from the fungus Aspergillus nomius (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8078–8081):(b) What is the approximate dihedral angle between the two methyl groups directly bound to the chairs?

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A biosynthetic pathway was recently proposed for the polycyclic, cytotoxic compound aspernomine, isolated from the fungus Aspergillus nomius (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8078–8081):

(b) What is the approximate dihedral angle between the two methyl groups directly bound to the chairs?

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