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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 Reaxyscomes from the following sources:

Reaxys search, analysis, and workflow tools include:

  • 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
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