Comprehensive Chemistry of Natural Products, 1/e
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Comprehensive Chemistry of Natural Products, 1/e

Author : M. R. Yadav & Prashant R. Murumkar
© Year : 2022
ISBN : 9789390620845
Pages : 784
Binding : Paperback
Dimension : 18 x 24
Weight : 1.06   kg
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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. 

  • Importance of the study of chemistry of natural products has been underlined by giving examples of natural products used as lead molecules for drug discovery and development.
  • Biogenetic pathways are described schematically for majority of the secondary metabolites to give a bird's eye view to the readers of the biogenetic processes taking place in the plants.

  1. Natural Products in Drug Discovery
  2. Structure Elucidation Using Degradative and Synthetic Chemistry: The Classical Approach
  3. Structure Elucidation Using Spectral Techniques: The Modern Approach
  4. Natural Products from Marine Sources
  5. Biogenesis of Secondary Metabolites
  6. Carbohydrates
  7. Amino Acids, Proteins and Proteomics
  8. Nucleic Acids and DNA Manipulations
  9. Lipids and Eicosanoids
  10. Vitamins
  11. Terpenoids, Iridoids and Quassinoids
  12. Carotenoids and Nutraceuticals
  13. Steroids
  14. Phenolics, Pigments and Related Products
  15. Glycosides
  16. Alkaloids
  17. Antibiotics
  18. Some Important Indian Medicinal Plants
  19. Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  20. Heterocyclic Compounds

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.

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