Direct heating of a metal-organic framework provides a simple, controllable way of effecting a covalent post-synthetic modification. Herein we report that an allyloxy-tagged zinc metal-organic framework undergoes a thermally-promoted aromatic Claisen rearrangement through which the framework connectivity and porosity are maintained.
Burrows, A. D., Hunter, S. O., Mahon, M. F., & Richardson, C. (2013). A reagentless thermal post-synthetic rearrangement of an allyloxy-tagged metal-organic framework. Chemical Communications, 49(10), 990-992. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2cc38176a