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Modern-day medicines have their origin from plants. Traditional use of various plant products by the local people paved the way for the discovery of wide ranging allopathic medicines.
Efforts have been to cover comprehensively wide ranging topics on the chemistry of natural products in this book. The book has twenty chapters. Eighteen chapters are devoted to the chemistry and basics of primary and secondary metabolites obtained from natural sources. The initial five deal with importance of plant products, methods of their characterization and the way these products are biosynthesized by plants. One chapter is devoted to the importance of products of marine origin. Chapters six to seventeen deal with all the categories of natural products like carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids, terpenoids, carotenoids, steroids, lipids and eicosanoids, phenolics, glycosides, alkaloids and vitamins. Latest developments like nutraceuticals, genes and genetic manipulations have been discussed at appropriate places in these chapters. The chapter on antibiotics throws light on the importance of metabolites obtained from microbes. One chapter is fully devoted to the details of some important medicinal plants of Indian origin.
The last two chapters on polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic compounds, though not exactly the part of curriculum of chemistry of natural products, but are essential to understand the chemistry of natural products. Considering the importance of chemistry of such compounds, these two chapters have been included in this book.
Special care has been taken to elaborate IUPAC nomenclature of certain chemical classes like steroids, eicosanoids, polycyclic aromatic compounds and heterocyclic compounds.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students of science and pharmacy would find the book very handy and useful in the study of their course on chemistry of heterocyclic chemistry.
M. R. Yadav :- is a Former Professor, Head, and Founder Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Currently, he is working as Director (R & D), Parul University, Vadodara. He is an active researcher and prolific writer having about 200 research publications and 20 Indian patents to his credit. He was the convener, GPAT Monitoring Committee, AICTE, and conducted GPAT-2010 National level examination for the first time in the country. He has teaching and research experience of more than 35 years. Dr. Yadav has supervised 35 scholars for their PhD degree programme. He has been Chairperson/member of various committees in UGC, AICTE and NBA at national level. He is recipient of ';Best Teacher Award - 2010' of APTI. Prashant R. Murumkar :- is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. He has teaching experience of fifteen years. Dr. Prashant is recipient of prestigious International ICMR-Young Indian Biomedical Scientist Award in the year 2016-17.