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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 1, Issue 2-3, Pages 201-211

Lanthanide Chelates as a Tool in Nucleic Acid Chemistry

1Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, Turku FIN-20500, Finland
2Wallac Oy, P.O. Box 10, Turku FIN-20101, Finland

Received 12 August 1993

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The potentiality of lanthanide chelates as photoluminescent markers and cleaving agents of nucleic acids is discussed, the main emphasis being on the chelates derived from aromatic nitrogen bases.