The synthesis of a monosilylated Hoveydatype monomer is described as well as the preparation of several organic-inorganic hybrid materials derived from it by sol-gel processes and by anchoring to commercial silica gel and MCM-41. The resulting materials were treated with first and/or second generation Grubbs' catalyst to generate HoveydaGrubbs' type alkylidene ruthenium complexes covalently bonded to the silica matrix. These materials are efficient recyclable catalysts for the ring-closing metathesis reaction of dienes and enynes, even for the formation of tri- and tetrasubstituted olefins. © 2007 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
- Catalyst immobilization
- Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
- Sol-gel process