The Art of Drug Synthesis
Editor: Douglas S. Johnson
Editor: Jie Jack Li
The Art of Drug Synthesis illustrates how chemistry, biology, pharmacokinetics, and a host of other
disciplines come together to produce successful medicines. The authors have compiled a collection of 21
representative categories of drugs, from which they have selected as examples many of the best-selling
drugs on the market today. An introduction to each drug is provided, as well as background to the
biology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and drug metabolism, followed by a detailed account of the
Edited by prominent scientists working in drug discovery for Pfizer
Meets the needs of a growing community of researchers in pharmaceutical R&D
Provides a useful guide for practicing pharmaceutical scientists as well as a text for medicinal chemistry
An excellent follow-up to the very successful first book by these editors, Contemporary Drug Synthesis,
but with all new therapeutic categories and drugs discussed.
Douglas S. Johnson
Douglas S. Johnson, PHD, is a Research Chemist at Pfizer Global Research and Development. <br>
Jie Jack Li
<br>Jie Jack Li, PHD, is a Research Chemist at Pfizer Global Research and Development.<br>
"This is a most topical and useful short primer on estab1ished drugs and their synthesis."
"The book is very felicitous and closes a gap in the literature by covering the subject of drug development
in this particular way."
"This book is a very entertaining read."
"The editors and contriubting authros have certainly provided a most useful book for the medicinal and
organic chemistry community."
"Where I see the book being very useful is as a starting point for student seminars or discussion
groups... Also, it is highly illuminating just to dip into for a browse and to marvel at some of the excellent
chemistry that goes on in the pharmaceutical industry."