APPENDIX 3C Introduction to the Synthesis and Purification of Oligonucleotides
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
How to Cite
Ellington, A. and Pollard, J. D. 2001. Introduction to the Synthesis and Purification of Oligonucleotides. Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry. 00:A.3C.1–A.3C.22.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: FEB 2000
Modern nucleic acid synthesizers utilize phosphite triester chemistries that employ stable phosphoramidite monomers to build a growing polymer. These robust reactions allow easy generation of specific oligodeoxyribo- and oligoribonucleotides with a variety of labels, modified linkages, and nonstandard bases. Strategies are given for the maximization of synthetic yield, the generation of sequences containing site-specific modifications, and the isolation of synthetic oligonucleotides. Protocols describe monitoring the progress of synthesis via the trityl assay and methods for deprotection.