Irgacure 2959 is a highly efficient non-yellowing radical photoinitiator for the UV curing of systems, such as hydrogels and bioinks. Irgacure is most efficiently activated using 365 nm wavelength UV light. Irgacure must be solubilized in methanol, as it is not water soluble (such as LAP and Ruthenium).
This irgacure product is considered non-sterile. Adding antibiotics to your cell culture system, or sterile filtering is recommended. To sterile filter, resuspend the desired quantity of irgacure and filter through small 0.2 micron button filters. Use the sterile photoinitiator within 2 weeks.
This product comes with 5 grams of dry powder.
The product ships on gel packs. Store the product at 2-8°C. Weigh out the required amount of powder to solubilize. Once solubilized, use within 2 weeks.
Dry powder (non-solubilized) is stable for >1 year at 2-8°C.