Heterogeneous hydrosilylation reaction catalysed by platinum complexes immobilized on bipyridine-periodic mesoporous organosilicas†
The utility of a bipyridine periodic mesoporous organosilica, BPy-PMO, as a support material of a hydrosilylation catalyst was investigated in the hydrosilylation of phenylacetylene with trimethoxysilane. [PtMe2(BPy-PMO)] (1) exhibited a moderate catalytic activity, whereas the reaction was successfully catalysed by [PtMe2(BPy-PMO-TMS)] (2) bearing end-capped TMS groups on the surface. Spectroscopic analyses of 2 revealed that the porous structure of BPy-PMO-TMS remained almost unchanged through the reaction. The hot filtration test supported the nonleaching property of 2, thereby exhibiting good reusability without the loss of the product yields.