Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 5

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

51_06b/2012Back Cover: A–T Base Pairs are More Stable Than G–C Base Pairs in a Hydrated Ionic Liquid (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 6/2012)

Hydrated ionic liquids are “green” solvents suitable for a wide range of reactions. In their Communication on page 1416 ff., H. Tateishi-Karimata and N. Sugimoto show that A–T base pairs are more stable than G–C base pairs in choline dihydrogenphosphate because of specific interactions between the DNA bases and choline ions. Understanding the stabilities of Watson–Crick base pairs in this environmentally friendly solvent will be critical as nano-biotechnology applications of DNA advance.

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