Jie Jack Li,Douglas S. Johnson,Drago R. Sliskovic,Bruce D. Roth
John Wiley & Sons
Contemporary Drug Synthesis by Jie Jack Li,Douglas S. Johnson,Drago R. Sliskovic,Bruce D. Roth Summary
An integrated and insightful look at successful drug synthesis intoday's drug discovery market The pharmaceutical industry is unquestionably vibrant today,with drug synthesis making a vital contribution. Whether in theearly developmental stages of identifying and optimizing a lead, orthe latter stages of process development and cost-effectivescale-up, the ability to design elegant and economical syntheticroutes is often a major factor in the eventual viability andcommercial success of a drug. Contemporary Drug Synthesis examines how leadingresearchers and manufacturers have integrated chemistry, biology,pharmacokinetics, and a host of other disciplines in the creationand development of leading drugs. Authored by four of the pharmaceutical industry's most respectedscientists, this timely volume: Focuses on the processes that resulted in high-profile drugsincluding Lipitor, Celebrex, Viagra, Gleevec, Nexium, Claritin, andover a dozen others Provides an in-depth introduction to each drug, followed by adetailed account of its synthesis Organizes the drugs into fourteen therapeutic areas for clarityand ease of use Process chemists provide an essential bridge between chemistry andthe marketplace, creating scientifically practical drug processeswhile never losing sight of the commercial viability of thoseprocesses. Contemporary Drug Synthesis meets the needs of agrowing community of researchers in pharmaceutical research anddevelopment, and is both a useful guide for practicingpharmaceutical scientists and an excellent text for medicinal andorganic chemistry students.