"This book has succeeded in covering the basic chemistry essentials required by the pharmaceutical science student...the undergraduate reader, be they chemist, biologist or pharmacist will find this an interesting and valuable read." -Journal of Chemical Biology, May 2009 Chemistry for Pharmacy Students is a student-friendly introduction to the key areas of chemistry required by all pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the various areas of general, organic and natural products chemistry (in relation to drug molecules). Clearly structured to enhance student understanding, the book is divided into six clear sections. The book opens with an overview of general aspects of chemistry and their importance to modern life, with particular emphasis on medicinal applications. The text then moves on to a discussion of the concepts of atomic structure and bonding and the fundamentals of stereochemistry and their significance to pharmacy- in relation to drug action and toxicity.
Various aspects of aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry and their pharmaceutical importance are then covered with final chapters looking at organic reactions and their applications to drug discovery and development and natural products chemistry. * accessible introduction to the key areas of chemistry required for all pharmacy degree courses* student-friendly and written at a level suitable for non-chemistry students* includes learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter* focuses on the physical properties and actions of drug molecules