Authors: Samir Kumar Mandal, Rebeca Ghanta

Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Production: An Introductory Textbook

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $108
Printed Copy: US $78
Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-1-68108-890-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-889-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810888911220101
(1 Comment) | Rate This Book


This textbook summarizes preliminary knowledge of bioactive molecules which serve as pharmaceuticals, their use, synthesis and mode of action, as well as the production of commercial constituents such as ethanol, citric acid, antibiotics, amino acid and vitamins.

The text introduces students to the key types of pharmaceuticals and chemicals that are used in routine pharmacy and medical practice. These include common antibacterials, antimalarials, antifungals, analgesics, CNS agents, and antivirals. This information is complemented by a section that covers the production of common ingredients and pharmaceuticals (such as ethanol, citric acid, antibiotics and vitamins). Additional chapters covering the fundamentals of drug design and retrosynthetic analysis of common pharmaceuticals round up the text into a concise resource for learners.

Key Features

  • - Simple structured layout suitable for learners
  • - Considers the CBCS curriculum for Indian Institutions
  • - Covers the subject in 2 parts (Part A: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Part B: Production)
  • - Covers several types of pharmaceuticals used in clinical practice
  • - Covers the fermentation process and the production of antibiotics, pharmaceutical commodities and nutrients
  • - Introduces the reader to fundamentals of drug design
  • - Includes retrosynthetic analysis of several pharmaceuticals
  • - Includes an appendix for handy information

Audience: students of pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy and associated programs in medicine, biotechnology and life sciences at diploma, undergraduate and graduate levels.


.Drug Addiction Mechanisms in the Brain.
.Medicinal Chemistry of Drugs Affecting Cardiovascular and Endocrine Systems.
.Software and Programming Tools in Pharmaceutical Research.
.Objective Pharmaceutics: A Comprehensive Compilation of Questions and Answers for Pharmaceutics Exam Prep.