C-atom quintuplets and the formation of ribose-H2PO4 strands

Robert Whitby whitby at mac.com
Wed Mar 31 13:39:04 EST 2004

The document CstrndsH2PO4.pdf shows how each of the four C-atom
quintuplets derived from an L-triplet forms edgially axised strands
with H2PO4-groups. The inter-strand relationship of the H2PO4-groups
is identical in each of the strands formed by the four quintuplets.
Each of the quintuplets is a candidate for the backbone of D-ribose.
Each of the strands is a candidate for the sugar-phosphate backbone of
RNA and DNA.

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