About the book
Hydrazones are a class of organic compounds that have a general formula R1R2C = NNH2. These compounds are commonly derived from aldehydes and ketones by reaction with hydrazine derivatives. Due to the presence of azomethine group, these compounds possess a plethora of applications in biological fields and are used as an analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tubercular, antiplatelet, antimalarial, anticancer, anticonvulsant, etc. hence beneficial to humankind. Moreover, the exceptional ligating properties of this variety of compounds make them form a large number of complex compounds with various metals. The metal-based hydrazones also present a broad range of applications in the pharmaceutical industry owing to their biological activities, including antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anticancer and anti-HIV properties.