Reaxys: The shortest path to chemistry literature and data for research and education


Efficient answers to research questions help chemistry researchers and faculty maximize the impact of their research, enhance teaching and improve learning outcomes for the next generation of chemists.





Thanks to a highly intuitive interface and robust database that retrieves
relevant chemistry literature, patent information, valid compound
properties and experimental proceduresn half the time,
iReaxys helps institutions replace research complexity and
inefficiency with the freedom to discover and innovate.

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Dr. Maikel Wijtmans, VU University Amsterdam - Reaxys


Dr. Maikel Wijtmans, Assistant Professor at the AIMMS Institute of the VU University Amsterdam, relies on Reaxys so his students can develop skills with the reseach solutions they will need in their careers.

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Reaxys PhD Prize

Reaxys PhD Prize | Elsevier

The Reaxys PhD Prize is the most prestigious award recognizing young chemists’ work. The 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize finalists will be announced in June and will be invited to present their work at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium in Shanghai this October.

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Teaching information literacy: Are you doing enough?

Teaching Information Literacy: Are you doing enough? | Elsevier

Chemistry faculty and librarians: Are you doing enough to prepare future chemists for their future careers in research, education and industry? See how well your knowledge and practices are doing with this brief assessment tool.

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Insights and voices for the future of chemistry

Insights and voices for the future of chemistry | Elsevier

Our new education and research resource portal brings you videos, articles, infographics and more on hot topics like active learning, diversity & inclusion, and career planning.

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How Reaxys works

Reaxys offers a highly intuitive interface and robust database to help chemists retrieve chemistry literature and datain half the time.


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What's new

Driven by a rigorous testing with chemists, content and technology experts, the new Reaxys provides even more rapid access to relevant literature and chemical data.

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ReactionFlash™ App now also available on Android


Want to refresh your memory on named chemical reactions before an exam or experiment? Test your knowledge on over 550 named reactions, understand their mechanisms, view examples published in peer-reviewed literature and review corresponding examples in Reaxys.

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ReactionFlash™ App now also available on Android


Preparing the next generation of chemists

Get ideas on how to nurture chemistry information literacy and research skills in today’s digital natives, to prepare them to contribute to the crucial chemical discoveries of tomorrow.

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Article: Preparing the Next Generation of Chemists - Reaxys | Elsevier


Use Reaxys in teaching

Want to incorporate Reaxys into teaching? Download these examples that go step-by-step through methods for effective and efficient search and analysis.

Making use of Querylets - Easily construct targeted text searches following a few simple rules.
Help students search effectively (PDF, 1.6mb)

Property-substance searches - Opportunities to find a substance when some properties are known.
Add searches to lab assignments (PDF, 1.4mb)

Exploring a chemical reaction - Use Ask Reaxys to explore reactions, substances and concepts.
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Preparing a lecture on theoretical chemistry - Combine search tools and post-processing to find information to support preparation of a lecture on theoretical chemistry.
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Preparing a lecture on the Biological Periodic Table — anti-tumor activity of coordination compounds. Combine search tools to find property data of coordination compounds.
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Preparing a lecture on reactions in organic chemistry — Combine Querylets to generate a list of records for reactions that have been investigated to determine specific parameters.
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