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Cytosine modules in quadruple hydrogen bonded arrays

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Abstract

Cytosine modules have been investigated for applications in supramolecular quadruple hydrogen bonded arrays. Notably, the importance of the C-5–H in the formation of unfolded and folded arrays by substitution to C-5–F was established. In addition, the incorporation of different alkyl chain lengths at N-1 and N-9 indicated that longer alkyl chains give rise to more of the unfolded rotamer, with the chain length and degree of unsaturation at N-1 having the major effect. Methyl cytosine modules were also able to readily form hetero-associated Upy–UCyt dimers as efficiently as the hexyl cytosine modules and a polyadipate telechelic polymer was used to prepare cytosine polymers.

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The article was received on 15 Mar 2010, accepted on 05 Jun 2010 and first published on 03 Aug 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00197J
Citation: New J. Chem., 2010,34, 2634-2642
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    Cytosine modules in quadruple hydrogen bonded arrays

    E. Greco, A. E. Aliev, V. G. H. Lafitte, K. Bala, D. Duncan, L. Pilon, P. Golding and H. C. Hailes, New J. Chem., 2010, 34, 2634
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00197J

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