How do sulphate esters compare to phosphate esters?

2018-04-08 04:08:30

In particular, the energy released from hydrolysis of the -S-O-S- bonds and how stable are they in aqueous solution compared to phosphate esters? This is inspired by the 2011 discovery of bacteria in Mono lake that use arsenate. It has been shown that arsenic cannot substitute phosphorous in nucleic acids because arsenate esters hydrolyze far more rapidly in aqueous solution and are thus unstable. But have their been any experiments attempting to substitute phosphate with sulphates in artificial nucleotide synthesis and if so what are the results?