Efficient synthesis of γ-methyl-capped guanosine 5'-triphosphate as a 5'-terminal unique structure of U6 RNA via a new triphosphate bond formation involving activation of methyl phosphorimidazolidate using ZnCl2 as a catalyst in DMF under anhydrous conditions

Michinori Kadokura, Takeshi Wada, Chihiro Urashima, Mitsuo Sekine

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p1-Methyl P3-(5'-guanosyl) triphosphate (CH3pppG), which exists as a unique structure at the 5'-terminal region of U6 RNA, was synthesized in an excellent yield by methyl phosphorimidazo1idate (2c) with the bis(tetrabutylammonium) salt of GDP in the presence of ZnCl2 as an effective catalyst in dry DMF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8359-8362
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

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