European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/45 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2008_24/2008Metal-Ion-Mediated Base Pairs in Nucleic Acids (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 24/2008)

The cover picture shows examples of nucleic acids functionalized site-specifically with metal ions. This was achieved by incorporating artificial nucleosides with a high affinity towards metal ions, which leads to the formation of metal-ion-mediated base pairs. The scheme on the left is a representation of a B-type double helix comprising both natural and artificial base pairs. Shown in the middle is a duplex containing a continuous stack of metal-ion-mediated base pairs, whereas the scheme on the right displays the possibility of using these artificial nucleosides for the formation of DNA-based networks. The Microreview by Jens Müller on p. 3749 ff gives an introduction into this exciting new area of bioinorganic chemistry. We thank Dominik A. Megger for designing the cover picture.

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