Reaxys®: The Shortest Path to Chemistry Research Answers

Reaxys retrieves literature, compound properties and chemical reaction data faster than any other solution.

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Take the Shortest Path from Chemistry Question to Answer

Reaxys offers a highly intuitive interface and robust database to help chemists retrieve relevant literature, patent information, valid compound properties and experimental procedures in half the time.

Designed to support the full range of chemistry research, including pharmaceutical development, environmental health & safety work and material science, Reaxys puts every scientist, from novice to expert, on the shortest path to answers.

  • Discover chemical structures, properties and reactions
  • Find relevant literature and patents with ease
  • Construct queries with streamlined, intuitive interfaces
  • Assess compound synthesis and purchase options
  • Share data within and outside an organization or institution
  • Compare inhouse and published experimental data

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How Reaxys Works

Reaxys helps chemists retrieve literature, patent information, compound properties and experimental procedures in half the time.

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Reaxys News and Updates

Learn about our latest product releases, news coverage and initiatives within the chemistry community in academia and industry

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Solve Chemistry Research Problems in Half the Time with Reaxys


Users of Reaxys4:51h   
Users of leading competitive solution11:00h   
Users of all other solutions13:09h   
Source: Based on ~1,700 players competing to solve the same set of research problems during 2015 ChemSearch Challenge. Data shown is average time (minutes and seconds).

With Reaxys, research complexity and inefficiency are replaced with the freedom to discover, innovate and drive chemistry research forward.

Reaxys helps organizations by enabling chemists to:

  • Work faster: When nearly 1,700 users competed to solve the same set of chemistry research problems during the 2015 ChemSearch Challenge, a multiweek online competition for chemists. Reaxys users performed twice as fast as users of other chemistry research solutions.
  • More easily find relevant data: Reaxys' smart indexing and streamlined user interface enables even novice or occassional users to retrieve precise data points from within peer reviewed articles, patents and more.
  • Explore and discover more: Reaxys lets users easily control their search results views and see possibilities they may not have considered otherwise.

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What Our Customers Say

Reaxys provides chemical reaction information in such a way that researchers can use it directly in an experimental setting. Prof. Keiji Hirose, Associate Professor at Osaka University

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...Reaxys and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry are perfect for our needs — they give us medicinal chemistry data with compound synthesis and methodology information. Dr. Bel Mekonnen, CEO of Hager Biosciences

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2017 Reaxys PhD Prize Call for Submissions

Reaxys PhD Prize | Elsevier

The Reaxys PhD Prize is the most prestigious award recognizing young chemists' work. Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are open until 13 March.


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The New Reaxys is Here


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It includes a streamlined user interface, critical patents and literature, a powerful layer of indexing & data excerption, and easier integration with existing informatics environments.

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Teaching Chemistry Information Literacy Reaxys | Elsevier

Chemistry faculty and librarians: Are you doing enough to prepare future chemists for their future careers in research, education and industry?


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Reaxys Fact Sheet

Reaxys provides powerful search options to give researchers total control of their search, ensuring only the most relevant answers to their chemistry questions.

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