Title Organic Chemistry
Author Kumar Kartikey Yadav, Uma Narang
ISBN 9789389401530
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 192
Book size 159 x 242 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Viva Books Private Limited
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory Worldwide
Status New Arrival
About the book


This book is based on the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) syllabus of undergraduate courses in various universities in India. It covers the complete syllabus and discusses each topic in a lucid and accessible manner. This book is also useful for IIT JAM, IIT JEE, NEET, GATE, M.Sc., CSIR, UPSC and state exams to understand the basics of the current topics. Practice problems have been given for self-assessment at the end of each chapter to understand each topic clearly. This book also covers all the questions important from the examination point of view. Data and facts have been compiled in tabular form wherever required. This book is well-illustrated with figures.



Chapter 1: Nucleic Acids • Structure of Nucleic AcidNucleosidesNucleotides Functions of Nucleotides  Structure of Nucleic AcidSecondary Structure of DNA: The Watson-Crick ModelRibonucleic Acid (RNA)Differences Between DNA and RNAImportant Practice Problems

Chapter 2: Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins • Classification of Amino AcidsStructure and Nomenclature of Amino AcidsStereochemistry of a-Amino AcidsIonic Properties of Amino AcidsIsoelectric Point of Amino AcidsSeparation of Amino Acids: ElectrophoresisSynthesis of Amino Acids  Reactions of Amino AcidsPeptidesTerminal Residue or End-Group AnalysisMethods of Peptide SynthesisStructure of ProteinsDenaturation and Renaturation of ProteinsImportant Practice Problems

Chapter 3: Enzymes • Chemical Nature of EnzymesClassification of EnzymesCoenzymesActive Sites or Catalytic SitesEnergy Mechanics of Enzymatic ReactionsBinding of Enzyme with SubstrateMechanism of Enzyme Action: TrypsinFactors Affecting Enzyme ReactionsSpecificity of Enzyme ActionEnzyme InhibitorsSome Important Biological EnzymesSome Important Enzymes and Their CofactorsImportant Practice Problems

Chapter 4: Lipids • Classification of LipidsFatty Acids, Fats and OilsChemical Reactions of Fats and OilsQuantitative Analysis of Fats and OilsImportant Practice Problems

Chapter 5: Concept of Energy in Biosystems • Metabolism: Catabolism + AnabolismATP: The Universal Currency of Cellular EnergyAgents for Transfer of Electrons in Biological SystemsCatabolism of CarbohydratesGlycolysis: Oxidation of Glucose to PyruvatePyruvate ProcessingCitric Acid Cycle or Krebs CycleElectron Transport Chain and Oxidative PhosphorylationCaloric Value of FoodStandard Caloric Content of Food TypesImportant Practice Problems

Chapter 6: Pharmaceutical Compounds: Structure and Importance • AntipyreticsAnalgesicsAntimalarialsAntibioticsMedicinal Values of Curcumin (Haldi)Medicinal Values of Azadirachtin (Neem)Medicinal Values of Vitamin CMedicinal Values of Antacid (Ranitidine)Important Practice Problems

About the Authors:

Kumar Kartikey Yadav obtained his B.Sc. degree in 2009 from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad University and M.Sc. degree in 2011 from Delhi University in organic chemistry. After completing his M.Sc., he joined Professor S.M.S. Chauhan’s research group and worked on the Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Metallophthalocyanines and Ionic Liquids. He was awarded with Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. He received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Delhi, Delhi, in 2016. During his M.Sc. and Ph.D., he had taught organic chemistry and biochemistry to IIT JAM and IIT JEE students for six years. In April 2016, he joined Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, as Examiner of Patents & Designs, Group-A Gazetted and is currently posted in Delhi. He is currently examining the various patents filed by different scientists, professors and industries of India and abroad.

Uma Narang did her schooling with physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM). She completed her B.Sc. (Hons.) (2010) in chemistry and M.Sc. (2012) in organic chemistry from Hindu College, University of Delhi. In 2012 she joined Department of Chemistry as CSIR-Junior Research Fellow (JRF) which further got promoted to Senior Research Fellow (SRF). She received her Ph.D. degree in 2018 from the University of Delhi in organic chemistry on ‘Synthesis, Reactions and Applications of Selected Newer Functional Porphyrinoids’. She also worked as an assistant professor at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, for one year. Presently, she is assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Shivaji College, University of Delhi.


Target Audience:

Useful for students following Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) syllabus of undergraduate courses in various universities in India. This book is also useful for IIT JAM, IIT JEE, NEET, GATE, M.Sc., CSIR, UPSC and state exams to understand the basics of the current topics.


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