Cooperative binding and self-assembling behavior of cationic low molecular-weight dendrons with RNA molecules.

Tri(ethylene glycol) derived, low molecular-weight dendrons with various amine end groups were synthesized and characterized for their properties of binding and self-assembling with RNA using the Candida ribozyme as a model RNA molecule. These dendritic compounds form stable complexes and well-defined nanoscale particles with RNA molecules via electrostatic… CONTINUE READING