Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 283, Issue 2, pp 477–480 | Cite as

Studies on complexation of cobalt with bioligand

  • Dalia Nayak
  • Devdeep Mukherjee
  • Aparna Banerjee
  • Jhumpa Mukherjee


The present work discusses the complexation behavior of bioligand cysteine with cobalt and the immobilization of this complex (Co–Cys) onto a biocompatible ligand and common drug base, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). The complexation behavior has been studied by radiometric method and UV–Vis spectrophotometry. The radiometric method involves dialysis of 60Co–Cys–PVP complex against triple distilled water which subsequently gives the dynamic dissociation constant (k d) of the complex. The half life of 60Co–Cys–PVP complex calculated from k d value is 22.6 h against triple distilled water at pH 8.5. The UV–Vis spectra analysis confirms the complexation of Co with cysteine at this pH and also indicates that the cysteine ligated Co(II) centers easily get oxidised to Co(III) centers (low spin, d6) in the presence of air at alkaline pH showing no d–d transitions.


Cysteine Polyvinylpyrrolidone Bioligand 60Co Dialysis Dynamic dissociation constant 



This work has been carried out under Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, XIth five year plan project TADDS (PIC No.: 11-R&D-SIN – 4.02—0100). One of the authors (JM) acknowledges BRNS, DAE for providing financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dalia Nayak
    • 1
  • Devdeep Mukherjee
    • 2
  • Aparna Banerjee
    • 3
  • Jhumpa Mukherjee
    • 4
  1. 1.Chemical Sciences DivisionSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Technology & Marine EngineeringWest Bengal University of TechnologyKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Gayeshpur Netaji VidyamandirNadiaIndia
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryKalyani UniversityKalyani, NadiaIndia

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