Contents of the Book:
Unit-1: Chemistry laboratory safety rules and symbols
Unit-2: Separation and analysis of organic mixture
Unit-3: Organic preparations
About the Book:
This book has been written for the students of B.Sc., (General), B.Sc., (Honours), and M.Sc., courses in Chemistry at different universities in India. In this book, in the first unit, laboratory safety ware, safety rules, safety symbols, general laboratory procedures, and first aid in the chemistry laboratory are discussed in detail. In the second unit, a systematic scheme used for analysis has been given in detail. It includes preliminary examination, determination of melting and boiling points, detection of extra elements, unsaturation, functional groups, and preparation of derivatives. Details of chemistry, important precautions to be observed and some relevant notes have been given in addition to the procedure used for each experiment. A section on recrystallization has been included, keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the students in the crystallization of crude derivatives. In the third unit, single-stage and multi-stage preparations are also discussed.
About the Author(s):
Dr. D. Rama Sekhara Reddy has been serving as Head, the Department of Chemistry, University College of Arts & Science, Krishna University, Machilipatnam. After taking over as Head of the Department, he has initiated several academic reforms such as guest lecture series, seminars, workshops, and conferences to enrich the culture of research and teaching in the department. He strongly believes that a classroom should be a base for the complete personality development of a student. With this in mind, he also strived to promote sports and cultural activities in the Department.
Dr. Reddy received graduation (B.Sc.) from V.R. College, Nellore in the year 1998. He obtained post-graduation (M. Sc) with an Organic Chemistry specialization from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur in the year 2001 and was awarded his Ph.D. from the Department of Organic Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in the year 2009. During his Doctoral Program, he worked as JRF & SRF on DST sponsored project under the able guidance of Prof. R. Venkateswarlu. After completing his doctoral degree in the area of Natural Products Chemistry, he was awarded Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, WA, USA in 2009-2011and continued as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Pharmacology, Pharmaceuticals, and Pharmacology at the University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology (Formerly named I-AIM), Bangalore, K.A, India from 2011-2012. Later he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. Further, in the year 2013, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at Krishna University, Machilipatnam, A.P, India.
Dr. Reddy’s main research interests include Natural Products Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, and Nano Chemistry. He is guiding research scholars for M.Phill and Ph.D. programs. Under his guidance, six Ph.D., and one M.Phil degree was awarded and currently, six research students were working with his group. He published more than 40 research publications in various national and international journals with a scientific reputation. He is currently serving as a potential reviewer for various Scopus and SCI journals and also authored four textbooks and five book chapters. Apart from his academics, he also serves various administrative positions at present as Executive Council Member, Dean for College Development Council (CDC), Associate NCC Officer (ANO), and also a member of the Board of Studies of various reputed varsities and autonomous colleges. Earlier he served in different administrative positions like Director, Directorate of Admissions, Controller of Examinations, Training and Placement officer, etc.
He is visiting/guest faculty of various reputed universities, and colleges and delivered a number of invited lectures/talks/keynote addresses at different seminars/conferences. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences.
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