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What is Reaxys?
Reaxys merges the content from three major data sources:
- The definitive source of information on the structures, reactions,
and properties of organic carbon compounds, drawn from the journal
literature back to the 18th century. More about Beilstein
- The definitive source of information on structures and properties
of inorganic and metal-organic compounds, drawn from the journal and
patent literature back to the early 19th century. More about Gmelin
Patent Chemistry Database
- A file of organic chemistry information drawn from selected
English-language chemical patents (US, WO, EP, 1976- ). Additional
historical (1869-1980) patent coverage comes from the Beilstein and
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Reaxys is designed
by chemists for chemists and contains the most relevant reaction and
substance data from journals and patent literature. Information on
single- and multi-step reactions is deeply indexed and complemented by
a synthesis planner to fulfil criteria applicable to a research
contains experimental reaction and substance data extracted from
trusted literature dating back to 1771, not available elsewhere
includes a synthesis planner allowing researchers to identify and
combine selected reaction steps to generate the most effective
uses "chemistry as organizing principle": clearly laid out substance or
reaction profiles reducing time to get to the relevant results.
Experimental procedure texts from patent literature reduce the ned to go to the original document
Intelligent filter and ranking tools allow researchers to find the "best" hits from this extensive source fast.
Reaxys you can link directly to Scopus (cited-by information) and
full-text documents (journals and patents) to enable further
exploration of all the scientific literature
formats allow to export results, merge with other data or share data
with colleagues (DOC, PDF, XLS, SD, RD, RIS, EndNote/Reference Manager).
Commercial availabiltiy flags have direct links to chemical directories: synthesize or buy, whichever is more efficient.
Reaxys is web-based, intuitive, supports all major browsers and is easy to administer
It is offered via an institution-wide subscription rate with no user limits on access and no software to install
This guide is adapted with permission from Reaxys by Scott Warren of Syracuse University Library. If you like it drop him a line.