Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

About the department

Pharmaceutical chemistry is a discipline at the intersection of chemistry, especially synthetic organic chemistry, and pharmacology and various other biological specialties, where they are involved with design, chemical synthesis and development for market of pharmaceuticals (drugs).

Core competencies:

We are a fully integrated organization with a rich history of discovering and developing novel drugs from original concept in small molecule drug discovery spanning multiple therapeutic areas and indications, we offer medicinal chemistry strategic guidance and consulting services for:

  1. Assessing drug-like properties of lead molecules
  2. Designing new analogs
  3. Synthesizing new analogs
  4. Improving compound properties
  5. Developing optimization strategies
  6. Molecular properties
  7. Phytochemical analysis

Research Focus:

  1. Synthesis of various novel heterocyclic compounds and its derivatives.
  2. Molecular Docking Studies.
  3. QSAR Studies.
  4. ADME & toxicity prediction.
  5. Characterization of synthesis of organic compounds and its derivatives.
  6. Extraction and Isolation of active components from natural sources (herbal, marine, animal, etc).


  1. Double Beam UV / Vis Spectrophotometer
  2. Fourier – Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
  3. Rotary Vacuum Evaporator
  4. Colorimeter
  5. Deionizers
  6. Desiccators
  7. Electric Water Baths
  8. Fuming cupboards
  9. Hot air oven
  10. Magnetic stirrers
  11. Melting Point Apparatus
  12. Microwave Oven
  13. Muffle Furnace
  14. PH Meters
  15. Vacuum Filters


Phytochemical analysis and characterization of multiple herbal extracts.