Equal-opportunity dissolver: By attaching polyethylene glycol at its 5' end, DNA (PEG-DNA) can be solubilized in various organic solvents and was shown to form G-quadruplexes by CD spectroscopy. A complex containing iron(III) protoporphyrin IX (hemin) and G-quadruplex-forming PEG-DNA catalyzed an oxidative reaction in methanol (see scheme).
- nucleic acids
- structure-activity relationships
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