We thank Dr. Zhenqiang Wang and Sergio J. Garibay for helpful discussions, and Dr. Y. Su for performing the mass spectrometry experiments. This work was supported by U.C.S.D., the NSF (CHE-0546531; instrumentation grants CHE-9709183, CHE-0116662 and CHE-0741968), and the DOE (BES Grant No. DE-FG02-08ER46519).
MOF+PSM=Cat: A highly porous metal–organic framework (MOF) is metalated and transformed into an active, robust, reusable catalyst (Cat.) using postsynthetic modification (PSM).