The Organic Chemistry of Drug Synthesis / Edition 1

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The seventh volume in The definitive series that provides a quick yet thorough overview of the synthetic routes used to access specific classes of therapeutic agents, this volume covers approximately 220 new non-proprietary drug entities introduced since the publication of Volumes 6. Many of these compounds represent novel structural types first identified by sophisticated new cell-based assays. Specifically, a significant number of new antineoplastic and antiviral agents are covered.

As in the previous volumes, materials are organized by chemical class and syntheses originate with available starting materials. Organized to make the information accessible, this resource covers disease state, rationale for method of drug therapy, and the biological activities of each compound and preparation. The Organic Chemistry of Drug Synthesis, Volume 7 is a hands-on reference for medicinal and organic chemists, and a great resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in organic and medicinal chemistry.

About the Author:
Daniel Lednicer, PhD, was a project officer at the National Cancer Institute

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Editorial Reviews

The series meets the needs of practitioners in the field who seek a quick overview of the synthetic routes that have been used to access specific classes of therapeutic agents. Volume 5 covers the literature on the synthesis of medicinal agents from 1988 to 1993. The materials are arranged and discussed in terms of chemical structure; thus, the preparation and detailed organic chemistry of the classes are presented in a unified way. Only drugs which have been granted a US Adopted Name are included. For synthetic organic, pharmaceutical, medicinal, and heterocyclic chemists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"The book is up-to-date with regard to the drugs presented and has the potential to be a good resources for experienced researchers in drug design…" (Journal of the American Chemical Society, March 12, 2008)
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Meet the Author

Daniel Lednicer, PhD, is the author of several books on drug synthesis and discovery. His career in both the private and public sectors has been devoted to the search for new therapeutic agents. Dr. Lednicer spent two decades at the bench as a chemist at the Upjohn Company. Following that, he served as director of chemical research at Mead Johnson, director of pharmaceutical sciences at Adria Laboratories, and pharmaceutical manager at Analytical Biochemistry Laboratories. Most recently, he was a project officer at the National Cancer Institute.

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Table of Contents

Aliphatic and Alicyclic Compounds.

Monocyclic Aromatic Compounds.

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds and Their Reduction Products.


Five-Membered Ring Heterocycles.

Six-Membered Ring Heterocycles.

Five-Membered Ring Benzofused Heterocycles.

Six-Membered Ring Benzofused Heterocycles.

Bicyclic Fused Heterocycles.

beta-Lactam Antibiotics.

Miscellaneous Heterocycles.


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