The Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug Action by Richard B. Silverman
Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, 19 Feb 2004
Hard cover, 640 page
Standard medicinal chemistry courses and texts are organized by classes of drugs with an emphasis on descriptions of their biological and pharmacological effects. This book represents a new approach based on physical organic chemical principles and reaction mechanisms that allow the reader to extrapolate to many related classes of drug molecules. The Second Edition reflects the significant changes in the drug industry over the past decade, and includes chapter problems and other elements that make the book more useful for course instruction.