Water soluble ruthenium-bipyridine-triphenylphosphine caged 4-aminopyridine (4-AP). Excited by visible wavelengths and has two-photon uncaging capabilities under physiological conditions. Releases 4-AP (Cat. No. 0940), a voltage-dependent K+ channel blocker.
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|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 672.58. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||1.49 mL||7.43 mL||14.87 mL|
|5 mM||0.3 mL||1.49 mL||2.97 mL|
|10 mM||0.15 mL||0.74 mL||1.49 mL|
|50 mM||0.03 mL||0.15 mL||0.3 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Zayat et al (2003) A new strategy for neurochemical photodelivery: Metal-ligand heterolytic cleavage. J.Am.Chem.Soc. 125 882 PMID: 12537482
Nikolenko et al (2005) Two-photon uncaging of neurochemicals using inorganic metal complexes. Chem.Commun. 13 1752
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