Synthesis of RNA using 2'-O-DTM protection.
J Am Chem Soc. 2006 Sep 27;128(38):12356-7
Authors: Semenyuk A, Földesi A, Johansson T, Estmer-Nilsson C, Blomgren P, Brännvall M, Kirsebom LA, Kwiatkowski M
tert-Butyldithiomethyl (DTM), a novel hydroxyl protecting group, cleavable under reductive conditions, was developed and applied for the protection of 2'-OH during solid-phase RNA synthesis. This function is compatible with all standard protecting groups used in oligonucleotide synthesis, and allows for fast and high-yield synthesis of RNA. Oligonucleotides containing the 2'-O-DTM groups can be easily deprotected under the mildest possible aqueous and homogeneous conditions. The preserved 5'-O-DMTr function can be used for high-throughput cartridge RNA purification.
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