Stannous Chloride: A Reagent for Removal of Dimethoxytrityl Group from 5'-Dimethoxytrityl Nucleosides

Document Type: Research Note


Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Zip code 71454, Shiraz, I.R. IRAN


Detritylation of 5'-dimethoxytrityl nucleosides have been quantitatively achieved in minutes at room temperature under aprotic neutral conditions by using stannous chloride. Of additional practical consideration and in contrast to protic acids, no depurination was observed with this reagent.


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