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Fenlon/Brewer Collaboration

The Fenlon and Brewer  groups at F&M work closely on the use of azide and nitrile probes to study the structure and dynamics of nucleic acids using IR and 15N NMR spectroscopy.

The following publications have resulted from this collaboration (student coauthor bold):

Gai, X.S.; Coutifaris, B.A.; Brewer, S.H.; Fenlon, E.E. “A Direct Comparison of Azide and Nitrile Vibrational Probes.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2011, 13, 5926-5930.

Gillies, A.T.; Gai, X.S.; Buckwalter, B.L.; Fenlon, E.E.; Brewer, S.H. 15N NMR Studies of a Nitrile-Modified Nucleoside. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2010, 114, 17136-17141.

Gai, X.S ., Fenlon, E.E., Brewer, S.H. "A Sensitive Multispectroscopic Probe for Nucleic Acids." J. Phys. Chem. B 2010113, 7958-7966.
Watson, M.D., Gai, X.S., Gillies, A.T., Brewer, S.H., Fenlon, E.E. "A Vibrational Probe for Local Nucleic Acid Environments: 5-Cyano-2’-deoxyuridine." J. Phys. Chem. B 2008, 112, 13188-13192.