Reaxys  Connect to Reaxys
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

Reaxys is an online search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data, and chemical reactions. It is built to support chemists in their daily work with focused and relevant information in chemistry.

Three databases were combined to create the Reaxys database: the Beilstein database, the Gmelin database, and the Patent Chemistry database. The content in Reaxys comes from the following sources:

Reaxys 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
Updated: monthly
Links: Clicking on the “Full Text” link in a citation leads to Science Direct and other e-journal sites (for journal articles) or to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Espacenet (for patents).
Alerts: Click on the “Register” link in the upper right of the screen. Registration (free) allows you to create Alerts. After you have registered, click on “My Alerts” to create and manage stored searches.
Personalization: Click on the “Register” link in the upper right of the screen. Registration (free) allows you to personalize Reaxys, save History, and create Alerts. After you have registered, click on “My Settings” to modify application settings (structure editor, reaction and substance search options, hits per page, and color specifications), modify personal data, and to change your password.
Notes: Reaxys replaces Beilstein (CrossFire Beilstein), formerly available via client software on the University of Delaware campus network.
Permitted Uses: Terms and conditions
Output Formats: Citations may be output in a number of formats, including “literature management system,” to RefWorks.
Help: Click on “Help” on the banner at the top. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Software Requirements: About Reaxys provides information on tested environments
Related Resources: Databases for Chemistry and Biochemistry
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Elsevier Properties SA

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14