Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 9-26-2012

Publication Title

Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

ISSN

1477-0520

Volume

10

Issue

46

First Page

9130

Last Page

9133

DOI

10.1039/C2OB26661J

Abstract

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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