Solution story: Supporting students and researchers

How the precise delivery of answers by Reaxys supports educational and research goals at Gifu Pharmaceutical University

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

Solution Story: Supporting students and researchers - Customer stories, Reaxys | Elsevier

Challenge

Professor Sajiki teaches several undergraduate and post-graduate classes in chemistry and pharmacology. He also has a research team, and they collaborate with companies across a range of sectors, from cosmetics to petrochemicals. Our focus tends to be finding the best synthesis routes for our partners’ chosen compounds, he explains.

The main challenge always relates to the amount of literature and data that is available. It is time-consuming if one must read multiple papers to find an answer. We always prefer research methods that get us to the answers faster.

Solution

The professor uses Reaxys, both for his research and for educating students. It is much easier to search for reaction data with Reaxys, and it contains more experimental physicochemical data (as opposed to calculated data). He also appreciates that Reaxys shows that data in tables with information about how they are described in source publications.

Professor Sajiki likes to have his students take part in Reaxys training sessions to better learn to use the tool. We find the Reaxys training also helps to get students more interested in chemistry because they can see more of what is possible in this science.


Professor Hironao Sajiki, PhD, Gifu Pharmaceutical University - Customer stories, Reaxys | Elsevier

We always prefer research methods that get us to the answers faster: specific reaction and property searches such as can be done in Reaxys are very useful to us. Professor Hironao Sajiki, PhD, Gifu Pharmaceutical University

Impact

Reaxys is a useful research solution and a good tool for educating the next generation of chemists and pharmacologists, says Professor Sajiki. Reaxys helps us find answers quickly and encourages students to be more interested in chemistry. With other solutions, we must read more source publications to find and understand the answers that Reaxys delivers directly.


Lab, Gifu Pharmaceutical University - Customer stories, Reaxys | Elsevier

We find the Reaxys training also helps to get students more interested in organic chemistry because they can see more of what is possible in this field. Professor Hironao Sajiki, PhD, Gifu Pharmaceutical University

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