Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy Students

Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy Students

Volume: 1

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Metabolism

The primary objective of this 4-volume book series is to educate PharmD students on the subject of medicinal chemistry. The book set serves as a reference guide to pharmacists on aspects of chemical ...
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Review of Bioorganic Chemistry

Pp. 13-75 (63)

M. O. Faruk Khan and Ashim Malhotra


This chapter is a brief review of the important organic functional groups and biomolecules. After study of this chapter, students will be able to: • Identify important organic functional groups in any drug structure • Identify major biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids • Apply chemical principles in all four classes of biomolecules • Define monomer units of the biomolecules and their chemical properties • Evaluate the structures of important heterocycles occurring in drugs and biomolecules • Summarize the significance of of biomolecules


Biomolecules, Carbohydrates, Eicosanoids, Fats, Functional groups, Nucleic acids, Proteins.


Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, California Northstate University, Elk Grove, CA, USA.