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RNA Fragmentation

Studying the Key Intermediate of RNA Autohydrolysis by Cryogenic Gas-Phase Infrared Spectroscopy

News from Mar 01, 2022

RNA autohydrolysis is a generic phenomenon in solution and proceeds via a 2’,3’-cyclic nucleotide intermediate. Cryogenic infrared spectroscopy in combination with DFT calculations show that the structure of c-fragments generated by the dissociation of RNA dinucleotides in the gas phase is equal to the key intermediate of RNA autohydrolysis. Furthermore, the data show that the nucleobase in cytidine phosphate readily tautomerizes in the gas phase.

go to article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.202115481

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