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Introduction to Synthetic Drugs and Dyes (T.Y.B.Sc. – Mumbai Univ)


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This book has been written according to revised syllabus, as per credit based semester and grading system, for Applied Component Paper on Drugs and Dyes prescribed for T.Y.B.Sc. classes by University of Mumbai, effective from academic year 2018-19.

In the section on drugs, important pharmacological terms are defined first. The classification of drugs on the basis of chemical structure and biological activity has been given. The aspects of drug discovery, design development, will be interesting to students. The mode of action and drug metabolism as well as routes of drug administration and dosage forms are explained. The individual classes of drugs have been explained in detail with examples. The synthesis of drug intermediates is included. The topics like sustained release formulations and use of nanoparticles in medicinal chemistry will expose the students to the current research in the field. An idea of different pharmacopoeia is also given.

In the section on dyes, nomenclature and definition of related terms are given in the beginning. This is followed by chemical classification of dyes with examples. The concept of colour and its relationship to chemical structure has been explained clearly. The types of fibers, the dye fibre forces and methods of application of dyes are included. The importance of unit processes, intermediates and their conversion into dye stuffs has been dealt in later chapters. The students are made aware of the current concern about the toxicity of dyes, its effect on environment and remediation methods of physical, chemical and biochemical nature to overcome this problem.

The book will be useful to students to prepare them for applied component papers in T.Y.B.Sc. examinations. Any suggestions for the improvement of the book from teachers and students will be appreciated.


Contents –

Semester V
Unit I
1.1 General Introduction to Drugs
1.2 Routes of Drug Administration and Dosage Forms
1.3 Pharmacodynamic Agents
Unit II
2.1.1 Analgesics and Antipyretics
2.1.2 Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
2.2 Antihistaminic Drugs
2.3 Cardiovascular Drugs
2.4 Antidiabetic Agents
2.5 Antiparkinsonism Drugs
2.6 Drugs for Respiratory System
Unit III
3.1 Introduction to Dyestuff Industry
3.2 Substrates for Dyes: Types of Fibres
3.3 Classification of Dyes based on Applications and Dyeing Methods
Unit IV
4.1 Colour and Chemical Constitution of Dyes
4.2 Unit Process and Dye Intermediates
Semester VI
Unit V
5.1 Drug Discovery, Design and Development
5.2 Drug Metabolism
5.3 Chemotherapeutic Agents
5.3.1 Antibiotics and Antivirals
5.3.2 Antimalarials
5.3.3 Anthelmintics and Antifungal Agents
Unit VI
6.1 Antiamoebic Drugs
6.2 Antitubercular and Antileprotic Drugs
6.3 Anti-Neoplastic Drugs
6.4 Anti-HIV Drugs
6.5 Drug Intermediates
6.6 Nano Particles in Medicinal Chemistry
6.7 Drugs and Environmental Aspects
Unit VII
7.1 Classification of Dyes Based on Chemical Constitution and Synthesis of Selected Dyes
7.2 Health and Environmental Hazards of Synthetic Dyes and their Remediation Process
8.1 Non-textile Uses of Dyes
8.2 Pigments
8.3 Dyestuff Industry – Indian Perspective


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Bholanath Mukherjee,

Gomathi Shridhar,

R. S. Rao,

Tanuja Parulekar


Himalaya pub