A cytidine phosphoramidite with protected nitroxide spin label: Synthesis of a full-Length TAR RNA and investigation by in-line probing and EPR spectroscopy

Timo Weinrich, Eva A. Jaumann, Ute Scheffer, Thomas F. Prisner, Michael W. Göbel

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, DOI:10.1002/chem.201800167

A photolabile 2-nitrobenzyloxy methyl group can protect nitroxide spin labels against all critical conditions of chemical RNA synthesis and enzymatic strand ligation.