[Co(P1)], which was designed on the basis of potential hydrogen-bonding interactions in the metal-nitrene Intermediate, Is a highly active aziridination catalyst with azides. [Co(P1)] can effectively azlridlnate various aromatic olefins with arylsulfonyl azides under mild conditions, forming sulfonylated aziridines in excellent yields. The Co-based system enjoys several attributes associated with the relatively low cost of cobalt and the wide accessibility of arylsulfonyl azides. Furthermore, it generates stable dinitrogen as the only byproduct.
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