“This book has succeeded in covering the basic chemistryessentials required by the pharmaceutical science student…the undergraduate reader, be they chemist, biologist or pharmacistwill find this an interesting and valuable read.”–Journal of Chemical Biology, May 2009
Chemistry for Pharmacy Students is a student-friendlyintroduction to the key areas of chemistry required by all pharmacyand pharmaceutical science students. The book provides acomprehensive overview of the various areas of general, organic andnatural products chemistry (in relation to drug molecules).
Clearly structured to enhance student understanding, the book isdivided into six clear sections. The book opens with an overview ofgeneral aspects of chemistry and their importance to modern life,with particular emphasis on medicinal applications. The text thenmoves on to a discussion of the concepts of atomic structure andbonding and the fundamentals of stereochemistry and theirsignificance to pharmacy- in relation to drug action and toxicity.Various aspects of aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistryand their pharmaceutical importance are then covered with finalchapters looking at organic reactions and their applications todrug discovery and development and natural products chemistry.
- accessible introduction to the key areas of chemistry requiredfor all pharmacy degree courses
- student-friendly and written at a level suitable fornon-chemistry students
- includes learning objectives at the beginning of eachchapter
- focuses on the physical properties and actions of drugmolecules