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Quintets of uracil and thymine: a novel structure of nucleobase self-assembly studied by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

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ESI-MS and molecular dynamic calculations reveal that in the presence of K+, Rb+ and Cs+, uracil, thymine and their homologues form self-assembled quintet structures that are stabilized by hydrogen bonding and ion dipole interactions.

Graphical abstract: Quintets of uracil and thymine: a novel structure of nucleobase self-assembly studied by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

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The article was received on 24 Feb 2009, accepted on 09 Mar 2009 and first published on 30 Mar 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B903857D
Chem. Commun., 2009, 2863-2865

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    Quintets of uracil and thymine: a novel structure of nucleobase self-assembly studied by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

    B. Qiu, J. Liu, Z. Qin, G. Wang and H. Luo, Chem. Commun., 2009, 2863
    DOI: 10.1039/B903857D

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