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Cytosine Derivatives Form Hemiprotonated Dimers in Solution and the Gas Phase

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posted on 2012-05-18, 00:00 authored by Aaron R. Moehlig, Katherine E. Djernes, V. Mahesh Krishnan, Richard J. Hooley
Hemiprotonated dimers of cytosine derivatives, implicated in the formation of the i-motif of DNA, have been created in solution and the gas phase. The mechanism of dimerization has been analyzed by mass spectrometry and multidimensional NMR spectroscopy.