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Chemistry of Biomolecules, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By S. P. Bhutani

CRC Press

465 pages

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Hardback: 9780367208554
pub: 2019-09-20
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Biomolecules are molecules that are involved in the maintenance and metabolic processes of all living organisms. This fully revised second edition offers extensive coverage of important biomolecules from an organic chemistry point of view. The author discusses carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, enzymes, pyrimidines, purines, nucleic acids, terpenoids, and lipids. The various topics are described in simple, lucid language and explain the mechanisms of the reactions wherever required. Ideal for upper level undergraduates, graduates and researchers.


  • The author discusses the basic organic chemistry of the main families of biomolecules

  • Gives comprehensive information on biogenic substances

  • Covers a vast range of topics including nucleic acids, enzymes and lipids

  • Includes alkaloids and terpenoids

  • This second edition will now appeal to upper level undergraduates as well as graduates

Table of Contents

Carbohydrates; Chapter 2. Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins; Enzymes; Pyrimidines, Purines and Nucleic Acids; Terpenoids; Lipids-Oils and Fats; Alkaloids

About the Author

Dr SP Bhutani, a recipient of the Prof. R.P. Mitra Gold Medal in MSc. from the University of Delhi, completed his Ph.D in 1968 in Chemistry of Natural Products from University of Delhi. Dr Bhutani was the Research Officer for 2 years in the Composite Drug Research Scheme under Prof. T.R.Seshadri, FRS at the Department of Chemistry (University Of Delhi). Dr. Bhutani has taught Organic Chemistry to B.Sc., General and Honours classes at Rajdhani College, University of Delhi for more than 37 years. He has authored several books on Organic Chemistry for graduate students. He has also to his credit numerous research publications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General