This paper discusses two heterogeneous catalysts that were designed by covalent or electrostatic immobilization of a homogeneous metal complex. The first material contains Mn-triazacyclononane complexes anchored to silica. The second material is a resin with exchanged peroxo W polyoxoanions. Topics of interest include chemoselectivity, regioselectivity and recyclability. These aspects are studied in reactions with 18 different olefin substrates, with a focus on terpene reactions.