Molecules 2013, 18(11), 14268-14284; doi:10.3390/molecules181114268
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Synthesis of DNA/RNA and Their Analogs via Phosphoramidite and H-Phosphonate Chemistries

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
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Received: 8 October 2013; in revised form: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 18 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organophosphorus Chemistry)
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Abstract: The chemical synthesis of DNA and RNA is universally carried out using nucleoside phosphoramidites or H-phosphonates as synthons. This review focuses on the phosphorus chemistry behind these synthons and how it has been developed to generate procedures whereby yields per condensation approach 100% with very few side products. Additionally the synthesis and properties of certain DNA and RNA analogs that are modified at phosphorus will also be discussed. These analogs include boranephosphonates, metallophosphonates, and alkylboranephosphines.
Keywords: DNA; RNA; phosphoramidites; H-phosphonates; boranephosphonates; metallophosphonates; boranealkylphosphines

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Roy, S.; Caruthers, M. Synthesis of DNA/RNA and Their Analogs via Phosphoramidite and H-Phosphonate Chemistries. Molecules 2013, 18, 14268-14284.

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Roy S, Caruthers M. Synthesis of DNA/RNA and Their Analogs via Phosphoramidite and H-Phosphonate Chemistries. Molecules. 2013; 18(11):14268-14284.

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Roy, Subhadeep; Caruthers, Marvin. 2013. "Synthesis of DNA/RNA and Their Analogs via Phosphoramidite and H-Phosphonate Chemistries." Molecules 18, no. 11: 14268-14284.

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