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Lewis base catalysed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between α,β-unsaturated acyl fluorides and N-[(trimethylsilyl)methyl]amino ethers has been achieved using 1 mol% DMAP. Competition experiments and 19F-NMR studies indicate that the cycloaddition occurs preferentially between the α,β-unsaturated acyl fluoride and the unstabilised azomethine ylide. In addition, an enantioselective variant, using chiral isothiourea catalysts, has been achieved with 14% ee.