The synthesis of a bis-silylated Hoveyda-type monomer is described as well as the preparation of several organic-inorganic hybrid materials derived from it by a sol-gel process (with and without tetraethyl orthosilicate) and by anchoring to MCM-41. The resulting materials were treated with second generation Grubbs' catalyst to generate second generation Hoveyda-Grubbs-type alkylideneruthenium complexes covalently bonded to the silica matrix. These materials are recyclable catalysts for the ring-closing metathesis reaction of dienes and enynes. © 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
- Catalyst immobilization
- Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
- Sol-gel process