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Reduction of metal ions by boranephosphonate DNA

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Oligodeoxyribonucleotides bearing boranephosphonate linkages (bpDNA) were shown to reduce a number of metal ions and form nanoparticles through a novel reaction pathway that leads to phosphate diesters or phosphate triesters in water or alcohols respectively. The synthetic utility of this reaction was further demonstrated through the synthesis of oligodeoxyribonucleotides containing phosphate triester linkages. This new reactivity also makes bpDNA promising for use in construction of DNA templated metallic nanostructures.

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2012, accepted on 25 Sep 2012 and first published on 26 Sep 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB26661J
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 9130-9133

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    Reduction of metal ions by boranephosphonate DNA

    S. Roy, M. Olesiak, P. Padar, H. McCuen and M. H. Caruthers, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 9130
    DOI: 10.1039/C2OB26661J

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