Monensin sodium salt is used in potentiometric and spectroscopic studies of alkali metal ion complexes. Monensin (Na) is a polyether small molecule ionophore, capable of forming stable complexes to monovalent cations with specific affinity for Na+. Monensin presents a highly lipophilic scaffold around the bound ion, allowing movement of the complex through the lipid bilayer and consequent transport of the ion out of the cell. Excessive flux of ions out of the cell produces a cytotoxic effect and generates the antibiotic properties of Monensin.
Guglielmo Dusi.; Valentina Gamba. Liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection of lasalocid, monensin, salinomycin and narasin in poultry feeds using pre-column derivatization. Journal of Chromatography A. 1999, 835,(1-2), 243-246.
Radka Alexy.; Tina Kumpel.; Klaus Kummerer. Assessment of degradation of 18 antibiotics in the Closed Bottle Test. Chemosphere. 2004, 57,(6), 505-512.
Hazard Statements: H300
Fatal if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280-P304+P340-P405-P501a
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