An introduction to pharmaceutical chemistry for undergraduate pharmacy, chemistry and medicinal chemistry students. Essentials of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a chemistry introduction that covers all of the core material necessary to provide an understanding of the basic chemistry of drug molecules. Now a core text on many university courses, it contains numerous worked examples and problems. The 4th edition includes new chapters on Chromatographic Methods of Analysis, and Medicinal Chemistry - The Science of Drug Design.
1. Chemistry of Acids and Bases; 2. Partition Coefficient and Biopharmacy; 3. Physicochemical Properties of Drugs; 4. Stereochemistry; 5. Drug Metabolism; 6. Volumetric Analysis of Drugs; 7. Analytical Spectroscopy; 8. Chromatographic Methods of Analysis; 9. Stability of Drugs and Medicines; 10. Kinetics of Drug Stability; 11. Licensing of Drugs and the British Pharmacopoeia; 12. Medicinal Chemistry - the Science of Rational Drug Design; 13. Answers to Problems