About Reaxys

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Subject Librarian:
Sue Cardinal

Email:
scardinal@library.rochester.edu

Phone:
585-275-9007

 

Reaxys (1771+) is a database of chemical compound properties, structures, and reactions with references to the journal and patent literature of chemistry. The data originates from the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry, the Beilstein Handbuch der Organischen Chemie, inorganic and organic chemistry journals and a Patent Chemistry database. Flexible and powerful substance searching includes exact structure, substructure, CAS number, molecular formula, name, and many more choices.  Can also search by property and/or reaction.

 

Reaxys is available on internet at https://www.reaxys.com or via Reaxys on the Find Databases page. Access is restricted to University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff.   Contact Chemistry Librarian Sue Cardinal (contact info above) for assistance with searching.

 


 

Table of Contents


 

 

Reaxys In Detail


Tips and Techniques For Searching Reaxys

 

Setting up ChemDraw to Search Reaxys


System Requirements and Plugins


Reaxys Info (Elsevier)

 

 

Reaxys In Detail


Reaxys provides excellent coverage of property information for chemical compounds. Can search by many different properties and subject terms.  Substructure and reaction searching is flexible and comprehensive. When searching reactions, you can specify the product and/or one or more reactants. Because of the indexing policy, reaction searching has been more comprehensive than SciFinder for journal articles. You can search by name fragments. CAS numbers may be searched, however, they were no longer added after ~1995.   Reaxys is especially useful for finding articles about biological activity of substances.  Subject searching has improved with the addition of some new content.

 

Reaxys contains information about coordination compounds, alloys, solid solutions, glasses, ceramics, minerals, catalysts and polymers. The Gmelin side of this database includes compounds that contain no carbon, and "inorganic" systems with a carbon component (carbides, carbonic acid, CO, CO2, etc.) and elemental carbon and elements listed below including their coordination and organometallic compounds.

 

Row 1: He

Row 2: Be

Row 3: Al, Ar

Row 4: Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, Kr

Row 5: Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Tc, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb, Xe

Row 6: Lanthanides, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Ir, Pt, Au, Hg, Tl, Pb, Bi, Po,Rn

Row 7: Fr, Ra, Actinides

 

 

Tips and Techniques for searching Reaxys


 

Substance and Reaction Searching in Reaxys basic tutorial by Sue Cardinal

 

Substructure Searching in Reaxys  advanced tutorial by Sue Cardinal


Reaxys Quick User Guide

 

Reaxys What's New March 2014


Reaxys Training & Support

 


Reaxys Help pages

 

Marvin ChemSketch instructions

 

Reaxys Guide from University of Texas

 

Reaxys on Facebook

 

 

ChemDraw Editor


 

To make ChemDraw your default editor, install the following two plugins, and register for Reaxys, then go to "My Settings" and set your structure editor to ChemDraw.

 

 

Reaxys Plugins - Scroll to the bottom of this page.

 

CambridgeSoft Plugin - You may need to login to CambridgeSoft. You can use the user name and password from when you registered to download ChemDraw. Select the free item to put in shopping cart. Process the order and receive an email with another link to use to download the plugin.

 

 


System Requirements


System Requirements (Elsevier)


Plugins

For various structure editors

 

 

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