quick orgo question (from 2012 destroyer #75)

kies89

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  1. Pre-Pharmacy
    it is naming a compound and i narrowed it down with

    phenyl-2-methylbutanoate
    or
    phenoxy-2-methylbutanoate

    the benzene ring is attached to ester, (-O-BENZENE)
    so i thought it is phenoxy, but the answer choice says phenyl

    if phenyl, shoulnd R should be directly attached to benzene?
    and if phenoxy, O is attached to benzene?

    since ester group's O is attached to benzene,
    i thought it was phenoxy but the answer is phenyl

    can anyone help plz? :)
     
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