Electrospray mass spectrometry of phosphoramidites, a group of acid-labile compounds


In contemporary solid-phase synthesis of oligonucleotides, phosphoramidites containing O-beta-cyanoethyl and N,N -diisopropyl groups are the most widespread monomer units. The N,N -diisopropyl phosphoramidite group can be activated by mild acidic treatment and then it easily reacts with nucleophiles (alcohols, water, etc.) to furnish the required… (More)