© 2019 by the authors. A highly enantioselective catalytic method for the synthesis of quaternary α-fluoro derivatives of 3-oxo esters is described. The reaction uses europium (III) triflate and commercially available chiral pybox-type C2-symmetric ligand. Excellent results in terms of yields and enantioselectivities were assured using the electrophilic NFSI reagent under mild reaction conditions.
- Keto ester