[Structure: see text] A concise synthesis of both enantiomers of alpha-Tfm-proline and (S)-alpha-Tfm-prolinol from ethyl trifluoropyruvate is reported. The key step is a diastereoselective allylation reaction of ethyl trifluoropyruvate and (R)-phenylglycinol-based oxazolidines or imine. The lactone obtained by cyclization of
Tetrahedron Letters, 45, 5287-5287 (2004)
Amedjkouh, M.; Westerlund, K.
Tetrahedron Letters, 45, 5175-5175 (2004)
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