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RuBi-Nicotine | CAS No. 1256362-30-7 | Additional Nicotinic Receptor Agonists
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Description: Caged nicotine; rapidly excitable by visible light

Chemical Name: Bis(2,2'-bipyridine-N,N')bis(S-nicotine-N1) ruthenium(2+) dichloride

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Biological Activity

RuBi-Nicotine is a ruthenium-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.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in water
Store at -20°C

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Additional Information

Licensing Caveats:
Sold under licence from Columbia University

Background References

  1. A caged nicotine with nanosecond range kinetics and visible light sensitivity.
    Filevich et al.
    J.Inorg.Biochem., 2010;104:1248

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