Post-synthetic Suzuki coupling reactions have been undertaken on the halide-functionalised metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) [Zn4O(bdc-Br)3] (bdc-Br = 2-bromo-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, IRMOF-2) and [Zn4O(bdc-I)3] (bdc-I = 2-iodo-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate). Although the bulky catalyst employed leads to relatively low conversions, the use of core-shell MOFs demonstrates that the reactions are not confined to the crystal surfaces.
- Metal-organic framework
- Post-synthetic modification
- Suzuki coupling
Burrows, A. D., Fisher, L. C., Mays, T. J., Rigby, S. P., Ashbrook, S. E., & Dawson, D. M. (2015). Post-synthetic modification of zinc metal-organic frameworks through palladium-catalysed carbon-carbon bond formation. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 792, 134-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.03.031