© 2014 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Bis-silylated dihydroimidazolium salt 1 and monosilylated imidazolium salt 2 are transformed to (NHC)RhCl(COD) complexes 3 and 4, allowing the preparation of hybrid silica materials either by sol-gel or grafting processes. Full characterization of the materials by means of solid state NMR, N2-sorption measurements, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and elemental analysis was followed by evaluation of catalytic activity in the [2+2+2] cycloaddition of alkynes. Excellent yields of the cycloadducts are obtained for up to six consecutive cycles with the grafted material, using simple filtration to recover the catalyst. Both conventional and microwave heating prove effective for the process described.
|Journal||European Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Sol-gel processes
- Supported catalysts