Catalog Number: 5470
Chemical Name: 2,2'-[1,2-Diazenediylbis(4,1-phenyleneimino)bis[N,N,N-triethyl-2-oxo-ethanaminium] dichloride
Biological Activity
Photoswitchable Nav, Cav and Kv channel blocker. Blocks channels in the trans conformation. Switches conformation from cis to trans at 500 nm and trans to cis at 380 nm. Normally membrane impermeant, but enters nociceptive neurons via ion channels activated by noxious stimuli, particularly TRPV1. Exhibits optically reversible local anesthesia in rats.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
  • Formula:
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 50 mM in water
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  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
Background References
  1. Photochromic blockers of voltage-gated potassium channels.
    Banghart et al.
    Angew.Chem.Int.Ed., 2009;48:9097
  2. Rapid optical control of nociception with an ion-channel photoswitch.
    Mourot et al.
    Nat.Methods, 2012;9:396
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