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Design your product development process for commercial success, chemical safety and sustainability

As the chemical industry confronts increasing regulatory pressures, the demand for highly customised performance products featuring new materials only continues to expand. In order to ensure that safety and quality are not sacrificed, it is essential for companies in this industry to plan strategically for long-term success.

How we help

Elsevier's R&D Solutions provide research data and analytics technologies, helping chemical companies launch commercially successful new compounds and improve existing ones - all while efficiently managing costs, chemical safety and regulation. Reaxys, Knovel, ScienceDirect, and Scopus are all supported by the unique foundation of Elsevier's deep expertise in data, science and technology.

R&D Solutions for chemical R&D

Elsevier R&D Solutions empowers chemists to choose the right chemistry target more quickly and de-risk the new product development process from regulatory pressure with access to essential chemistry research.

R&D Solutions for chemical manufacturing excellence

Elsevier R&D Solutions empowers manufacturing engineers to more quickly design, test and train staff to achieve a safe, compliant and efficient chemical production line with visibility into chemical engineering data.

Our customers

Thousands of researchers, engineers and other R&D professionals working in chemical R&D and chemical manufacturing rely on our innovative solutions. We serve:

  • 75 of the ICIS Top 100 Chemicals Companies 2016
  • 46 of the Chemical & Engineering News Global Top 50 Chemical Companies
  • 22 of the 38 ICIS Innovation Awards Winners to date

Elsevier's R&D Solutions for chemicals


Quickly access a cross-disciplinary view of actionable, real-world data on substance properties, reactions and synthesis routes in order to assess every stage of a project and get from concept to market successfully with minimum financial risk.


Tackle development and production challenges by gaining visibility on substance suitability for specific applications and best practice data relevant to piping, chemical engineering and processing and EHS compliance.


Validate opportunities for NPD growth and optimise research and experimental approaches by providing visibility and in-depth insights on the latest state-of-the-art chemistry developments and chemical applications.


Detect trends, find partnerships and identify experts to stay at the cutting edge of research through the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including tools to track, analyse and visualise research.

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