Chemical Name: Bis(2,2'-bipyridine-N,N')bis(S-nicotine-N1) ruthenium(2+) dichloride
Biological ActivityRuthenium-bisbipyridine-caged nicotine, excitable by irradiation with visible light. Undergoes rapid photolysis to release nicotine (< 20 ns); exhibits a high quantum yield. Induces action potential propagation in Retzius neurons of leech ganglia with no detectable toxicity at a concentration of 1 mM.
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A caged nicotine with nanosecond range kinetics and visible light sensitivity.
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