Novel, caged nicotine compound, uncaged by visible light
Novel, caged ruthenium-bipyridine based nicotine compound. Releases nicotine upon irradiation with biologically harmless blue and green light. Exhibits extremely fast uncaging kinetics, high quantum yield in visible region of the spectrum and high water solubility. Active in biological systems, induces depolarisation and subsequent action potentials in neurons in vivo.
RuBi-Nicotine is light sensitive and it is recommended that the compound is protected from light.
Store at -20°C. It is important to note that this product is reported to be light sensitive. Store In the Dark. Store under desiccating conditions.
Soluble in water to 100 mM
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.