About Pharmaceutical Substances

Pharmaceutical Substances is a one-stop source of information relating to the industrial synthesis and commercial applications of every licensed drug of significance. It provides ready access to


Professors Axel Kleemann, Jürgen Engel, Bernhard Kutscher, and Dr. Dietmar Reichert present in a clear and concise manner highly evaluated information collected from all the relevant literature and commercial patent data.


The authoritative reference guide for approved drugs  

For more than 30 years, Pharmaceutical Substances has been a standard reference in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. It is the most authoritative resource for

  • Researchers
  • Process chemists
  • Teaching in the field of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Everyone involved in design, discovery, development, evaluation, and marketing of drugs

Pharmaceutical Substances is a first point of reference for any person wishing to screen references to drugs before turning to more detailed primary literature. Extensive indexing and cross linking of references provides the user with a fast and easy way to compare pharmaceutical ingredients with similar characteristics.


„Pharmaceutical Substances“ has long been one of my favorite books on chemical synthesis. In the meantime it has become my preferred online tool for researching technical approaches to pharmaceuticals. The beauty of this reference guide is multifold: (a) it covers real process chemistry and all reactions work on scale, (b) it is essentially comprehensive, covering all commercial routes to small molecule drugs, (c) it is constantly updated by real experts in the area, and (d) most importantly, it is structure searchable, which is extremely inspiring for method development.

Prof. Benjamin List, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Germany

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