Thursday, April 23, 2009

TRIAL: Reaxys - DiscoveryGate Replacement

We have a trial of Elsevier's new platform for Beilstein and Gmelin, Reaxys, until 15th May 2009.

To access this trial go to Off-campus users should use the Windows Terminal Service version of Internet Explorer. If we proceed with a subscription we will set up access via EZproxy as usual.

Reaxys has been designed by chemists to improve the workflow of chemistry researchers. Its search, analysis and workflow tools are designed around the needs and common tasks of users, including:

- Synthesis planner to design the optimum synthesis route
- Multi-step reactions to identify precursor reactions underlying synthesis of target compounds
- Additional search capabilities such as the ability to generate structure query from names or phrases
- Search result filters by key properties, synthesis yield, or other ranking criteria
- Results visualization
- Similarity search
- Transformation analysis

For more information see the Reaxys info site.

After using Reaxys please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.


nickgreeves said...

My first impression is that the drawing interface is quirky and less easy to use than SciFinder but the display of results is FAR more sophisticated than SciFinder.

ngreeves said...

The Synthesis Planner is the best tool I have seen for exploring possible synthetic approaches.

If you ever make molecules, give one of yours a run through this tool.