Hydrazide oligonucleotides: new chemical modification for chip array attachment and conjugation.

We report the synthesis of new phosphoramidite building blocks and their use for the modification of oligonucleotides with hydrazides. The reaction of these hydrazide oligonucleotides with active esters and aldehydes is demonstrated for solution conjugation and immobilization. Compared with the established amino modified oligonucleotides, hydrazides show… CONTINUE READING