Firstly, it is obligatory to understand the very concepts of ‘Pharmaceutical Chemistry’ before going ahead. As many of the readers might not be aware with the subject matter, on which this review has been carried out.
Well, Pharmaceutical Chemistry is the study of drugs, and it involves drug development. This includes drug discovery, delivery, absorption, metabolism, and more. There are elements of biomedical analysis, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. Pharmaceutical Chemistry work is usually done in a lab setting. In addition, Pharmaceutical Chemistry involves cures and remedies for disease, analytical techniques, pharmacology, metabolism, quality assurance, and drug chemistry.
Through this academic title, ‘A Text Book Of Pharmaceutical Chemistry’ the authors Akshay V Ingle, C. P. Rathod, Dr. G. R. Shendarkar and Dr. S. S. Patil has targeted the students of Diploma Courses, who had enrolled in the course of Pharmacy. Undoubtedly, this book is academic in nature but the concepts in this book are vital for the common people too. Therefore, anyone can pick up this book for a read in order to understand some basic and fundamental concepts of pharmaceutical chemistry!
About the Authors: The primary author Akshay V Ingle is working as Lecturer at Nanded Pharmacy College (Poly), a Grant-in-Aid institute since 2021 till date. Mr. Akshay Ingle has to his credits: 2 Book Publication, 2 Research Paper Publications and Review Papers. Mr. Ingle has 2 years of academic, research and administrative experience. Mr. Ingle is a B. Pharm from Nanded Pharmacy College, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, M. Pharm from Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed University, Pune in 2020. He is Pursuing Ph.D. from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, (MS), India. Mr. Ingle holds experience in the field of Phytochemistry, Pharmacological screening of herbal drugs & Analytical method development and validation.
While the Co-Authors: C. P. Rathod, Dr. G. R. Shendarkar and Dr. S. S. Patil too have B. Pharm & M. Pharm in their academic records and are involved in the related field of the primary author Mr. Akshay V Ingle.
Book’s Introduction: This book, ‘A Text Book Of Pharmaceutical Chemistry’ by the authors Akshay V Ingle, C. P. Rathod, Dr. G. R. Shendarkar and Dr. S. S. Patil is an academic title belonging to the category of “Medical & Pharmacy!” The book is written with a view to cover the revised syllabus framed by the Pharmacy Council of India as per Education Regulations 2020. The new syllabus has been drawn considering the eligibility criteria and academic standards for the students to be admitted to Diploma Courses in Pharmacy.
Further, the book has been divided into respective chapters with a view to match with the syllabus of the Pharmacy Council of India (P.C.I.). This book also contains important test for purity, assays, preparation and chemical properties of certain compounds. The syllabus also consists of chemistry of drugs and their therapeutic usage. Structures are also given whenever required and as indicated in syllabus!
Readers’ Connect: Well, the book is academic in nature and the Authors has made sure to add tabular data, chemical formulas, balancing equations and vital diagrams throughout the book for presenting each and every minute details related to the subject matter in a better manner. The book presents the various pharmaceutical chemistry concepts in a very neat and presentable manner, which makes it even more easier for the students to understand the various subject matters. Moreover, the authors hopes that their work proves to be useful for students and teachers of diploma in pharmacy as well as B. Pharm students.
In addition, even those readers who are not the students and researchers in the field of pharmacy can also take up this book for read. As the book consists of various basic and fundamental concepts, which we all need to know in our lives in order to gain a better understanding of the drugs and the cures & remedies for several diseases through those drugs!
Book’s Verdict: If we will study the complete subject matter presented by the Authors in this book, then we can easily conclude that of course, the Book Title is very apt and suitable. The Authors have very well justified the book title, as the subject matter present in this book truly gives a very deep and layer by layer information of the subject matter!
Moreover, a book like “A Text Book Of Pharmaceutical Chemistry” deserves a chance by the academic as well as non-academic readers. Since as readers most of us do not even have the very basic knowledge of the usage of the common drugs and their benefits, which can help us to cure ourselves easily.
Therefore, for the sake of knowledge and awareness, this book is a Must Pick one, and the Authors indeed deserves appreciation for presenting such beneficial knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry through his book!
Book: A Text Book Of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Authors: Akshay V Ingle, C. P. Rathod, Dr. G. R. Shendarkar & Dr. S. S. Patil
Publisher: Astitva Prakashan (2022)
Total Pages: 178
Reviewed By: Neel Preet