SBA-15 Immobilized Ruthenium Carbenes as Catalysts for Ring Closing Metathesis and Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization

Research paper by David Bek, Naděžda Žilková, Jiří Dědeček, Jan Sedláček, Hynek Balcar

Indexed on: 16 Dec '09Published on: 16 Dec '09Published in: Topics in Catalysis


New hybrid catalysts for olefin metathesis were prepared by immobilization of Hoveyda–Grubbs type Ru alkylidenes on a siliceous SBA-15 support via exchange of chloro ligands for substituted carboxylates. Catalysts proved a high activity in ring closing metathesis of 1,7-octadiene and diethyl diallylmalonate, reusability and low Ru leaching. In Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of norbornene and cyclooctene, SBA-15 supported catalyst gave higher yields of high-molecular-weight polymers than corresponding catalyst with conventional silica support.