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Natural products: Definition, classification and brief chemistry of alkaloids, glycosides, terpenoids, volatile oils, tannins, resins etc. Biological source, constituents, identification tests and pharmacological uses of Cinchona, cinnamon, castor oil, cardamom, ginger, opium, clove, peppermint oil, honey, fennel and nutmeg .
Chemistry in Everyday life: Definition, classification, brief chemistry, mechanism of action and therapeutic uses of analgesics, antipyretics, anti-inflammatory agents, hypnotics and sedatives, narcotics and psychotropic drugs, anaesthetics, antiseptics and disinfectants, antihistamines, antihypertensive drugs, anti-diabetic drugs, cosmetics. Dyes-different types and examples.
Biomolecules: Definition, classification, brief chemistry, qualitative tests and metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and lipids. Deficiency diseases and diseases related to their metabolism Classification of amino acids. Brief chemistry and role of vitamins and coenzymes. Enzymes, Minerals, Hormones, DNA, RNA.
Quality control of Pharmaceuticals: Sources of impurities in Pharmaceuticals, Purification methods of Pharmaceuticals, test for purity, limit tests for arsenic, lead, sulphate, chloride, iron and heavy metals.
General Chemistry Stoichiometry, Chemical bonding, Periodic properties, States of matter, Solutions, chemical kinetics, Thermodynamics, Electro chemistry.
Organic chemistry Hydrocarbons, cycloalkanes, physical properties, functional groups, IUPAC nomenclature, concept of aromaticity, Stereochemistry of organic compounds.
Environmental Chemistry Pollution- soil, water, air pollutants. Greenhouse effect, acid rain, ozone depletion, industrial and nuclear waste, Polymers- different types, examples and effect on environment. Soaps and detergents, Water treatment, Green chemistry
Analytical chemistry Acids and bases, buffers, water analysis, qualitative analysis of anions and systematic analysis of cations. Principle of titrations- acidimetry, redox, Complexometry, precipitation titrations. Principle of UV-Visible spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry.
1. Textbook of Forensic Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
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