NIPER JEE Syllabus
(There is NO OFFICIAL syllabus provided for NIPER-JEE exam, but things outside this are rarely asked)
- In natural products more stress should be given on phytochemistry part rather than biological aspects but you should know about biological sources and chemical constituents of important ones.
- Methods of extraction, isolation and characterization of natural products. Various separation techniques used for isolation of natural products.
- Biosynthetic pathways.
- Primary metabolites, their examples.
- Secondary metabolites, various classes of secondary metabolites – Here most important part is chemistry of these classes. (e.g. Alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, lignans, saponins, lipids, flavonoids, coumarins, anthocyanidines etc).
- Important therapeutic classes: antidiabetics, hepatoprotectives, immmunomodulators, neutraceuticals, natural products for gynecological disorders, anti-cancer, anti-viral (mainly anti-HIV), adaptogens etc. dietary antioxidants, marine natural products, plant growth regulators.
- Standardization of natural products.
- What is difference between natural products and pharmacognosy?
- Some knowledge about types and preparation of ayurvedic formulations like asava, arista etc.
- Stereochemistry and spectroscopy applied to some phytochemical constituents/ pure natural products- NMR, IR. Stereochemistry: Fischer, Sawhorse and Newman projection formulae.
For various therapeutic classes: Trease and Evans
For spectroscopy: Silverstein, Pavia, Kemp