Reaxys is a database for the chemical literature, with millions of:
Every reaction and every property data point has at least one associated journal or patent reference.
Reaxys indexes the journal literature further back than SciFinder, and indexes deeper into the articles for property data. Like SciFinder-n, Reaxys can be searched by topic/keyword, as well as by substances and reactions. Reaxys also has a query builder to create combined searches (e.g. substances with a certain refractive index, a melting point range, and available IR spectra). For best results, search Reaxys and SciFinder.
Off-campus access to Reaxys is restricted to current UC San Diego faculty, students and staff. You must be logged into the VPN client (not WebVPN), but you do not need to create an additional individual account unless you want to set up search alerts.
Visitors can access Reaxys from the Library computer stations.
You can search for substances in Reaxys by
From the Reaxys record, view:
And get links to retrieve:
Reaction searching can be done in Reaxys by:
Reaction results can be filtered by reaction details (reagent, solvent, catalyst, yield, steps, reaction classes, commercial availability) or publication details like journal title and publication year.
Each reaction includes some reaction conditions (reagents, solvents, steps/stages, etc.), a link to at least one associated reference to a journal article or patent, and a link to find similar reactions. Some reactions also include more detailed experimental procedures.
The Synthesis Planner does just that: helps you to create synthesis plans for substances in the Reaxys reactions database. For more information on how the Synthesis Planner works, consult this step-by-step tutorial and video.
Reaxys has provided a series of workflow-based tutorials and video tutorials.
Contact Teri Vogel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about using Reaxys, or want to set up a training consultation.