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New catalytic strategies for DNA and RNA alkylation using rhodium (II) and copper (I) carbenes - a versatile tool for applications in chemical biology

Tishinov, Kiril. New catalytic strategies for DNA and RNA alkylation using rhodium (II) and copper (I) carbenes - a versatile tool for applications in chemical biology. 2015, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_11215

Abstract

A variety of nucleic acid substrates were catalytically alkylated with rhodium(II) and copper(I)-carbenoids generated from diazocarbonyl compounds. The alkylation took place via an N-H insertion reaction selectively targeting the nucleobases in single-stranded DNA and RNA motifs. The use of alkyne-functionalized diazo carbonyl compounds allowed combination of the alkylation approach with the copper(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (copper ‘click’ chemistry) in a straightforward modification protocol, unlocking the potential for a whole new array of biologically relevant product structures. In the case of copper(I) the concurrent introduction of an alkyne function in the nucleic acid via amine alkylation and its coupling to the appropriate azide in a auto-tandem catalytic process utilizing a single catalyst offers a unique ‘one-pot’ strategy for biomolecular diversification.
Advisors:Gillingham, Dennis
Committee Members:Seebeck, Florian
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Organische Chemie (Gillingham)
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis no:11215
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Number of Pages:130 p.
Language:English
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Last Modified:30 Jun 2016 10:57
Deposited On:23 Apr 2015 12:25

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