Ask Reaxys - Procedures

Procedures - Reaxys, Elsevier

If you’re interested in the preparation of a particular compound (in this example, Ritalin), you can immediately go to the actual synthetic method using Ask Reaxys.

Type “preparation of Ritalin” into Ask Reaxys and click “Go”. Ask Reaxys will show you the Reactions view—but of course you can change to the Citations view or Substances views if you prefer.

preparation of Ritalin


If you choose the Reactions view, can also choose to look at synthesis pathways using the manual synthesis planner or AutoPlan.

synthesis planner, AutoPlan

Reactions  Synthesis Pathways

Since Reaxys has a true reaction database, searches like this will give you synthesis information and all the reaction details. It will even allow you to look at purchase information thanks to links to other databases.