Monday, November 12, 2012

Resource of the week: Reaxys

What is it?
Reaxys is a web-based chemistry database which supports research by integrating searches for reaction and substance data with synthesis planning and chemical sourcing. Contents include compounds and related factual properties, reaction and synthesis information, as well as bibliographic data – in inorganic, organometallic and organic chemistry research. With historical coverage dating right back to 1771 and continuing through to todays research, Reaxys covers the most important chemistry-related literature and patent sources.

Why use it?
Reaxys provides more complete information about a reaction pathway. With multi-step reactions, chemists get more insight into the intermediary steps in a synthetic process.

Reaxys is interoperable with Scopus a large abstract and citation database, giving users the full bibliographic view of the scientific context as well as linking to easy to access primary research found on Elsevier’s full-text database ScienceDirect.

Advanced search functionality lets users formulate structure and reaction queries with one of the editors provided and it’s easy to find, filter and analyze data results.

More support can be found in the Reaxys FAQs and training area.


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