The (alpha)-silyl-(beta),(gamma)-unsaturated esters were allowed to react with a variety of electrophiles in the presence of TiCl(,4), TiF(,4), BF(,3)(.)OEt(,2), FeCl(,3), or TMSOTf. Ethyl 2-trimethylsilyl-3-methyl-3-butenoate was used as a model substrate to examine the scope and limitations. In all cases, only products resulting from attack of the electrophile (aldehydes, ketones, acid chlorides, ketals, acetals, and chloromethyl phenyl sulfide) at the (gamma)-position were observed; no (alpha)-substituted products could be detected by GLC or ('1)H NMR. High stereoselectivity of ca. 9:1 around the 2,3-double bond is normally observed. Chloromethyl phenyl sulfide, an electrophile shown to give low (gamma):(alpha) ratios when reacted with silyl dienol ethers, also gives clean (gamma)-selectivity, albeit with lower stereoselectivity (E:Z ca 1:1). The model ester appears to have moderate reactivity, and fails to react with those electrophiles that cannot form a well-stabilized carbonium ion. The products isolated from the reactions of the model ester with electrophiles promoted by TiCl(,4), TiF(,4), or FeCl(,3) appeared, in some cases, to arise from subsequent conversion of the initially-formed adducts (chlorination, bis-substitution, and dimerization). In contrast, these further transformations were not observed with acetals and ketals employing TMSOTf as catalyst.