Vitamin E is both lipophilic and non-toxic even at high doses so would be an excellent candidate as a lipophilic carrier for oligonucleotides. Therefore, as an addition to our cholesteryl product line, we offer simple a-tocopheryl (vitamin E) labelling. Totally synthetic a-tocopherol is racemic at its three chiral centers and is used to prepare this product.
Coupling: 15 minute coupling time. DCI activator (30-3150-xx) is recommended. To maintain label yield, carry out the synthesis DMT-ON.
Deprotection: To maintain label yield as a 5' modifier, cleave and deprotect as required by nucleobases and then remove the DMT group. Alternatively, treat column with 10% diethylamine in acetonitrile for 2 minutes at room temperature (2x) to remove cyanoethyl protecting groups and rinse with ACN. At this point, the DMT group may be safely removed without loss of label during deprotection.
Freezer storage, -10 to -30°C, dry
The table below show pack size data and, for solutions, dilution and approximate coupling based on normal priming procedures.