Authors: Tahmeena Khan, Abdul Rahman Khan, Saman Raza, Iqbal Azad, Alfred J. Lawrence

Medicinal and Environmental Chemistry: Experimental Advances and Simulated Strategies for Effective Application Part 1

eBook: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $126
Printed Copy: US $91
Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-4998-28-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-4998-27-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898149982771210101


Medicinal and Environmental Chemistry: Experimental Advances and Simulations is a collection of topics that highlight the use of pharmaceutical chemistry to assess the environment or make drug design and chemical testing more environment friendly.

The ten chapters included in the first part of this book set cover diverse topics, blending the fields of environmental chemistry and medicinal chemistry and have been authored by experts, scientists and academicians from renowned institutions. The book introduces the reader to environmental contaminants and techniques for their quantification and removal. A medicinal perspective for effects and remediation of environmental hazards, and therapeutic strategies available to design new and safer drugs, is addressed with a focus on knowledge about experimental and simulation methods. To further elaborate the importance of environmentally safe chemical practice, the concept of green chemistry has also been covered.

Specialized chapters have been included in the book about persistent organic pollutants, heavy metal and plastic pollutants, the effect of environmental xenoesterogens on human health and the potential of natural products to combat ecotoxicity.

Key Features:

  • - 10 topics which blend environmental chemistry and medicinal chemistry
  • - Contributions from more than 30 experts
  • - Includes introductory topics on environmental pollutants, investigative techniques in drug design and environmental risk assessment and green chemistry
  • - Includes specialized topics on persistent pollutants, ecotoxicity remediation and xenoestrogens
  • - Bibliographic references

This reference is an essential source of information for readers and scholars involved in environmental chemistry, pollution management and pharmaceutical chemistry courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. Professionals and students involved in occupational medicine will also benefit from the wide range of topics covered.


Environmental pollution (air, water and soil) and human health are inextricably linked. The developing countries are engaged in a wide range of activities that are causing enormous damage to the environment, ecosystems that sustain both our species and Earth’s legacy of biodiversity, and human health. If our society takes constructive actions now, or at least soon, it will not be too late to prevent or repair many of these important environmental problems, which threaten the welfare of people and most other species. A more respectful attitude toward the natural world is also urgently needed, for the world is one family, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.

This innovative book will attract scientists interested in environmental pollution and human health with a view to offer remediation techniques. The book chapters have been authored by experts from their fields, both scientists and academicians, and would benefit the readers.

Viney P. Aneja
North Carolina State University


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