Second generation silver(I)-mediated imidazole base pairs

Abstract

The imidazole-Ag(I)-imidazole base pair is one of the best-investigated artificial metal-mediated base pairs. We show here that its stability can be further improved by formally replacing the imidazole moiety by a 2-methylimidazole or 4-methylimidazole moiety. A comparison of the thermal stability of several double helices shows that the addition of one… (More)
DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.10.221

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