Problem: Starting from molecules that have no more than one carbon atom, toluene and any needed solvents and inorganic reagents, show a stepwise synthesis of methyl phenylacetate:

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Starting from molecules that have no more than one carbon atom, toluene and any needed solvents and inorganic reagents, show a stepwise synthesis of methyl phenylacetate:

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