Patent Number: 6,309,836

Title: Compounds for protecting hydroxyls and methods for their use

Abstract: A hydrocarbyldithiomethyl-modified compound of the Formula:or a salt thereof wherein R.sup.1 is an organic molecule and R.sup.2 is ahydrocarbyl is useful for protecting and/or blocking hydroxyl groups inorganic molecules such as nucleotides. Thehydrocarbyldithiomethyl-modified compounds can also be used for chemicallysynthesizing oligonucleotides and for sequencing nucleic acid compounds.

Inventors: Kwiatkowski; Marek (Uppsala, SE)

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Expiration Date: 10/32013