• Sourav De Assistant Professor, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561
  • Niranjan Babu M Professor & Principal, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Tirupati – 517561, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Suneel Babu T Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh
  • Bhavya Sree R Professor & Principal, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Tirupati – 517561, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Sai Kiran A Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh.
  • K Sunil Kumar Reddy Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh.


Heterocyclic compounds are of very much interest in our daily life. Heterocyclic compounds have one or more heteroatoms in their structure. They may be cyclic or non-cyclic in nature. Heterocyclic compounds have a wide range of application. They are predominantly used as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and veterinary products. They also find applications as sanitizers, developers, antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, copolymers, dyestuff. They are used as vehicles in the synthesis of other organic compounds. Some of the natural products e.g. antibiotics such as penicillin’s, cephalosporin; alkaloids such as vinblastine, morphine, reserpine etc. have heterocyclic moiety. More than 90% of new drugs contain heterocycles and the interface between chemistry and biology, at which so much new scientific insight, discovery, and application is taking place is crossed by heterocyclic compounds. This review article covers the most active heterocycles that have shown considerable biological actions such as antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anticancer, anticonvulsant, anthelmintic, antihistamine, antidepressant activities.

Author Biographies

Sourav De, Assistant Professor, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561
Assistant Professor, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561
Niranjan Babu M, Professor & Principal, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Tirupati – 517561, Andhra Pradesh, India
Professor  & Principal, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Tirupati – 517561, Andhra Pradesh, India
Suneel Babu T, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh
Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh
Bhavya Sree R, Professor & Principal, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Tirupati – 517561, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Professor  & Principal, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Tirupati – 517561, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Sai Kiran A, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh.
Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh. 
K Sunil Kumar Reddy, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh.
Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh. 


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De, S., M, N. B., T, S. B., R, B. S., A, S. K., & Reddy, K. S. K. (2016). A REVIEW ARTICLE ON IMPORTANCE OF HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS. Mintage Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2320-3315), 18-27. Retrieved from http://mjpms.in/index.php/mjpms/article/view/190

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