Heterogeneous olefin aziridination reactions catalyzed by polymer-bound tris(triazolyl)methane copper complexes

Efficient olefin aziridination has been achieved with a tris(triazolyl)methane copper catalyst supported onto polystyrene. Aryl, alkyl and methoxycarbonyl-substituted olefins are converted into N -tosylaziridines in good to high yields. The solid catalyst is readily separated by filtration and recycled, allowing its reuse with no significant loss of the catalytic activity.