The proteolytic enzyme trypsin was chemically immobilized to an amine-functionalized sol-gel using adipoyl chloride under nonaqueous conditions and a nitrogen atmosphere. In the synthesis of the sol-gel, tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS), and 3-(2-aminoethylamino) propyldimethoxymethylsilane (AEAPMS) (50:50, v/v) were used, which provided convenient physical and chemical conditions to maintain catalytic activity of immobilized trypsin molecules for the digestion of proteins in proteomics applications. Bovine serum albumin was used as a model protein to perform enzymatic digestion using the trypsin immobilized sol-gel. The resulting peptides were analyzed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry to evaluate the digestion performance and specificity of the sol-gel material. The trypsin immobilized sol-gel showed superior enzymatic activity in protein digestion and it was determined that the sol-gel material could be repeatedly used at least 25 times without significant activity loss in long-term use. Additionally, autocatalysis was prevented by immobilization of trypsin. The peptide digest having the highest purity was obtained for protein identification studies.