Firstly, it is obligatory to understand the very concept of ‘Pharmaceutical Organic 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 a branch of chemistry, which deals with the study of Organic Chemistry (molecules and compounds) in combination with structural & chemical biology and pharmacology for producing pharmaceutical drugs and medicines. Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry is by nature an interdisciplinary science, and practitioners have a strong background in organic chemistry, which must eventually be coupled with a broad understanding of biological concepts related to cellular drug targets.
The book, ‘Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry-II’ by the authors Rameshwar M. Ardad, Dr. Arehalli S. Manjappa, Dr. Shashikant C. Dhawale and Dr. Pankaj A. Jadhav is an academic title based specifically on the syllabus framed by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). Through this book, the authors has targeted the second year students of the Bachelor of Pharmacy Course. 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 organic chemistry!
About the Authors: Mr. Rameshwar M. Ardad, (M. Pharm) – He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Dr. Shivajirao Kadam College of pharmacy Kasabe Digraj, Sangli. He has completed B Pharm from Govt. College of Pharmacy, Karad in 2010, M Pharm in Quality assurance specialization at Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy Sangli in 2012 and PhD pursuing from the School of Pharmacy, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded under the guidance of Dr. Shashikant C. Dhawale Sir.
Dr. Shashikant C Dhawale, (M Pharm PhD, DIM) – Professor Shashikant Dhawale is a former Director, School of Pharmacy, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. He is currently working as a Professor at the School of Pharmacy. He has over 27 years of teaching experience. He has earlier worked at Gov. College of Pharmacy Karad and Aurangabad as an Assistant Professor and Principal at Anuradha Collge of Pharmacy Chikhli, Buldana.
Dr. Arehalli S. Manjappa, (M. Pharm PhD) – He is presently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics at SWVSMs Tatyasaheb Kore College of Pharmacy, Warananagar, District Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. He has 15 years of academic, research, and administrative experience. He is an approved PG and PhD research guide of Shivaji University Kolhapur. He has guided more than 40 PG students and 6 students are pursuing their PhD under his guidance. He has 2 Indian Patents published.
Dr. Pankaj A. Jadhav, (M. Pharm PhD) – He is working as an Assistant Professor at Dr. Shivajirao Kadam College of Pharmacy, Kasabe Digraj, Sangli. He has experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teacher in pharmacy for 12 years. He has published 04 books. He has published 25 papers in national and international reputed journals. He is a life member of Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council and Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India.
Book’s Introduction: This book, ‘Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry-II’ by the authors Rameshwar M. Ardad, Dr. Arehalli S. Manjappa, Dr. Shashikant C. Dhawale and Dr. Pankaj A. Jadhav is an academic title belonging to the category of “Medical & Pharmacy!” The book is written with a view to cover the syllabus framed by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). The book consists of all the basic concepts of organic chemistry and can also be used for the GPAT Examination preparations. The readers are also going to find MCQs with each chapter present in this book and the authors has made sure to use a very simple language along with explanations in this book. In addition the presence of flow chart classifications has made the book even more understandable for the students and the researchers!
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 the second year students of Bachelor Pharmacy.
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 “Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry-II” 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: Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry-II
Authors: Rameshwar M. Ardad, Dr. Arehalli S. Manjappa, Dr. Shashikant C. Dhawale & Dr. Pankaj A. Jadhav
Publisher: Astitva Prakashan (2022)
Total Pages: 177
Reviewed By: Neel Preet