Need to know everything about named reactions?

ReactionFlash® gives access to over 1,000 Named Reactions, their mechanisms and examples published in peer-reviewed literature.

Developed in collaboration with the renowned research group of Prof. Dr. Carreira of ETH Zurich.

Available for free on:

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ReactionFlash by Reaxys

Designed like a set of flash cards.

ReactionFlash helps you learn and teach Named Reactions

The app is designed like a set of flash cards. Each card shows the reaction, its mechanism, examples from peer-reviewed, published literature and give acces to the latest publications in Reaxys. Test your knowledge with the quiz.

“ReactionFlash facilitates communication between chemists” Adrian Bailey Fourth-year PhD student, ETH Zurich
“It’s a portable, reliable database that presents everything in a concise manner” Alberto Kravina Fourth-year PhD student, ETH Zurich
“It’s the best way to get verified and curated information on named reactions” Adrian Bailey Fourth-year PhD student, ETH Zurich
ReactionFlash helps students understand the language and mechanisms of chemistry” Prof. Dr. Erick Carreira ETH Zurich

Some suggestions when using ReactionFlash

Copy reaction text to clipboard:
Press and hold a reaction text to copy it to the clipboard – allowing you to paste the text into a translator if you want to have the text translated in your language.

Create your Personal Sets:
You can add Named Reactions to a Personal Set via taping on the three dots (bottom right) on a Named Reaction card or by selecting one or more Named Reactions from the list of Named Reactions in the Library. You are able to rename or delete personal sets as well.

Tap on the shuffle icon on the Named Reaction card (icon on top right) to allow the app to propose randomly the next Named Reaction when swiping to the left or to the right, instead of presenting the next Named Reaction in an alphabetical order.

Pinch or double tap on a drawing to zoom it in or out.

Magnifying Glass:
Press and hold on any drawing to obtain a magnifying glass.

Drawing conventions:
Some of you may be surprised by the drawing conventions – we use the Reaxys drawing conventions which differ from conventions you may be familiar with (e.g., pentavalent nitrogen in a nitro group).