Chapter 35

Nomenclature of Medicinal Compounds

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • To learn IUPAC naming of chemical structure

  • Common heterocyclic nucleus occured in medicinal chemistry

  • Some examples of drug molecule

35.1 INTRODUCTION

‘Nomenclature’, in chemistry, is a system of naming compounds using various nomenclatural operations in accordance with a set of principles, rules, and conventions. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have developed systematic nomenclature, a set of rules that allows any compound to be given a unique name that can be deduced directly from its chemical structure. Systematic names can be divided into three parts: one describes the basic framework/skeleton; one describes the functional groups; and one ...

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