PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Pharmaceutical chemistry is the study of drugs, chemistry of drugs, drug development and relative analytics. This is a multi-disciplinary field of study that utilizes synthetic organic chemistry in conjunction with developments in biochemistry, computational chemistry, molecular biology, and pharmacology to advance drug discovery.
Pharmaceutical chemistry is the application of chemical research techniques to the synthesis of pharmaceuticals. During the early stages of its development, scientists were primarily concerned with the isolation of medicinal agents found in plants. Today, scientists in this field are also equally concerned with the creation of new synthetic drug compounds.
Pharmaceutical chemistry is almost always geared toward drug discovery and development. Studying pharmaceutical chemistry allows students to contribute to life-saving remedies by enhancing the speed of delivery of new medications, improving the quality of drugs and promoting the quality of life along with medications.
In this laboratory general and specific safety instructions are displayed (supplemented regularly as appropriate), trained Staff for safe handling of equipment is present, protective clothing is available e.g eye protection, masks and gloves along with appropriate quality reagents and chemicals.
The instruments present in this lab are,
- High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
- Double beam Uv/Vis spectrophotometer
- Single beam Uv/Vis spectrophotometer
- Electric Polarimeter
- Melting point apparatus
- Water baths
- Binocular microscopes
- Distillation unit
- Glass distillation assemblies
- Ultrasonic bath
- Orbital shaker
- pH meters
- Magnetic heating agitators
- Triple beam balance
- Precise strength power mixer
- Weighing balance
- Analytical balance
- Safety fume hood
- Pressure Filtration assembly
- Dry heat oven