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Literature, properties, reactions, experimental facts & insights to improve student scholarship

Reaxys Academic Edition provides a faster, easier way to explore and use chemistry data from journal and patent sources. Built by chemists and technologists, it helps faculty & students improve research skills, explore research, and solve practical problems in multiple disciplines and industry sectors.

Reaxys Academic Edition maximizes the potential of your students and researchers by:

  • Speaking the language of chemistry, from an interdisciplinary view Reaxys uses machine learning to help researchers find, connect, and use chemistry data from across disciplines and information sources

  • Being fast and easy—without sacrificing relevance Reaxys excerpts and organizes relevant chemical information, for easier consumption. It includes a flexible query builder with >500 property search fields

  • Being useful for every researcher and student With an intuitive interface and workflows that can improve research skills, Reaxys is for every chemist, from first-year students to expert users

Teaching experiment design with Reaxys

Teaching experiment design with Reaxys

Using Reaxys to teach students experimental design represents just one of the various use cases through which the tool can benefit your institution.

Watch this short, one-minute video to learn how to guide students through experiment design in five easy steps with Reaxys.

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More about how Reaxys works

Drawing on a depth and breadth of chemistry literature, Reaxys allows faster analysis of results using visualization tools and automates synthesis planning. And now, Reaxys is advancing with:

  • Data: Predictive modelling based on the largest and most robust corpus of

    more than 15 million single-step reactions when compared to other chemistry databases.

  • Technology: Our predictive model uses three neural networks together with Monte Carlo tree search (3N-MCTS), which results in delivering better performance in terms of the number of small organic molecules provided for a synthetic sequence and the time it takes to propose a synthesis route. Also included is a Reverse Transcriptase tool for more efficient analysis and quantification.

  • User experience: We’ve designed Reaxys with an intuitive interface for better interaction with synthetic sequences and to efficiently explore the literature associated with route suggestions, as well as a scoring system for ranking routes. Please note that routes are terminated in starting materials that may be purchased separately.

"I also like that patents are now fully incorporated and that procedural information can be extracted with one click, as it means that students do not have to go through a 100-page patent to find one procedure."


Maikel Wijtmans

Assistant Professor at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Reaxys covers...

  • 260+ million organic, inorganic and organometallic substances, including data on natural products with their species derivation

  • 73+ million chemical reactions

  • 500+ million published experimental facts, including substance property, spectral and reaction data

  • 44+ million bioactivities

  • 100+ million documents from a collection of over 16,000 chemistry-related periodicals from multiple publishers

  • 35+ million patents from 105 patent offices. Titles, abstracts and claims are translated to English

  • 310+ million commercial products

  • 6 indexing sources for a cross-disciplinary view of chemistry

"Reaxys has millions of reactions and molecules. In terms of coverage, it has a broader variety of reaction classes than a lot of other databases."

Adarsh Arun


Adarsh Arun

First-year Ph.D. student at University of Cambridge, UK

Customer success stories

Reaxys' precise delivery of answers supports educational and research goals

Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Japan

At Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Professor Hironao Sajiki, PhD, finds Reaxys useful for both research and teaching. In this interview, he discusses how the solution’s precise delivery of answers supports his educational and research goals.

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Customer story | Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Japan

Supporting research and teaching in organic chemistry

University of Venice, Italy

Professor Fabrizio Fabris talks to us about how Reaxys supports both his research workflow and his teaching activities in the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems.

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Customer story | University of Venice, Italy

Unlocking greenness latent in chemical data

University of Cambridge, England

Chonghuan Zhang and Adarsh Arun share how their research group uses Reaxys data to develop clean chemistries through modeling, process improvement and life cycle optimization.

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Customer story | University of Cambridge, England

Employability and lifelong learning: education in a rapidly changing world

University of Queensland, Australia

Librarian Kellie Ashley and Professor Jack Clegg at the University of Queensland describe the relevance of using platforms like Reaxys to foster an understanding of how information is found and validated.

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Customer story | University of Queensland, Australia

Integrating AI into education to foster active learning and critical thinking

Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan

Integrating Reaxys Predictive Retrosynthesis into the classroom: Professor Chih-Chien Chu motivates a new generation of students to become familiar with the AI-assisted research of the future.

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Customer story | Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan

Subscribing to Reaxys comes with the following benefits:

  • Flexible subscription options to meet any size of institution or program

  • Usage, analytics & reporting capabilities to ensure you get the most out of your Reaxys subscription

  • Customer resources & product support such as LibGuides, onboarding & technical information, on- and off-campus access options, and product support via chat, phone or email

  • Ongoing product improvements: Reaxys is consistently improved to ensure it remains an indispensable solution for researchers

Our representatives can help you assess what’s best for your needs, whatever your institution's size, type or mission.

Faculty & student resources

RxEd videos

Reaxys supports teaching chemistry concepts and digital chemistry literacy. Watch these product demonstration videos to see how Reaxys can enhance learning in Analytical, Organic and Inorganic chemistry.

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A teaching tool for named reactions

Download the free ReactionFlash app, with over 1,000 named reactions and their mechanisms. Thousands of students and instructors are using this tool to prepare for lectures and examinations. Swipe through them like flash cards and link to full-text publications.

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Named Reactions app on two mobile devices