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Chemistry of Antibiotics and Related Drugs


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee
    Pages 1-25
  3. Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee
    Pages 27-48
  4. Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee
    Pages 49-94
  5. Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee
    Pages 109-128
  6. Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee
    Pages 129-151
  7. Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee
    Pages 175-195
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-219

About this book


This textbook discusses how the various types of antibiotics and related drugs work to cure infections. It also delves into the very serious matter of how bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Appropriate for a one-semester course at either the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, this textbook contains worked examples of experimental procedures and methods of interpreting data.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryLong Island UniversityBrooklynUSA

About the authors

Mrinal Bhattacharjee is an Associate Professor at Long Island University.

Bibliographic information


“In the Chemistry of Antibiotics and Related Drugs, Bhattacharjee (chemistry and biochemistry, Long Island Univ.) writes about the many different classes of compounds approved over the last century that still are, or have been, used to treat infectious diseases. The book is organized around the targets of these compounds. … this book is heavily referenced and will be valuable to practicing researchers and advanced students. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (P. W. Baures, Choice, Vol. 54 (9), May, 2017)