Self-assembly of chelator-type nucleic acid mimics into a single-stranded ZnII coordination polymer

Akihiko Hatano, Kentaro Tanaka, Motoo Shiro, Mitsuhiko Shionoya

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The synthesis of a "chelator-type" adenine mimic, which has two metal binding sites, and its ZnII-assisted self-assembly into a single-stranded coordination polymer are described. The UV absorption changes of a 1 : 1 mixture of the ZnII complex and a single-stranded DNA oligomer (dT)70 showed the temperature-dependent hyperchromic effect in an analogous manner as thermal denaturation processes of natural DNA duplexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-823
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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