The investigation of complexation of uranium with biological
active ligands is vital for understanding uranium speciation in biosystems.
A number of studies have been undertaken for investigating the complexation of uranium
in its (VI) oxidation states but similar investigations pertaining to the interaction
of uranium, in lower oxidation states, with biological ligands is
scarce. The aim of the work is to bridge this gap and studies have been carried
out to determine the coordination pattern of pyridine-3-carboxylic acid with uranium(IV). Semi-micro analysis, spectro-analytical techniques,
magnetic susceptibility and cyclic voltammetry have been employed for the characterization
of the synthesized complex.