Aziridination reactions of aniline (heterocyclic and primary amine) with ethylene glycol or Di-bromo ethane catalysed by green and ecologic catalyst called Maghnite (Algerian MMT) under micro wave irradiation were investigated and discussed. The original synthesis of heterocyclic Aziridine itself takes place in one step. In this step aniline and ethylene glycol or Di-bromoethane are reacted with maghnite- Na+ (basics and clay fin) in free solvent under microwave irradiation at (180°C in 3 MN) to form the N-phenyl Aziridine. The Aziridination method described afforded very good yields of easily purified products using only a slight excess of sodium hydroxide.
Abdelkader Rahmouni and Mohammed Belbachir