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Reaxys (English): Results

Information about Reaxys, a web-based chemical database


After both an advanced search task by the query builder or a quick search task Reaxys provides you with a clear overview of details regarding the results. Within the results-section additional information can be found about structures, reactions or documents. By clicking on all blue colored texts you gain specific information about your query. For example, you can find the full text of different articles, find more information about the authors or receive additional information about used reactants. Below is an overview of useful options available on the Result page.

1. Export

If you want to access your results at a later time or report it to someone else you can export your query into a variety of files, like a PDF, Word or Excel-file.

2. Sort by

Results can be sorted various ways. The standard setting of Reaxys is Sort by Reaxys Ranking. This ranking is based on multiple parameters like  the availability of certain details, the number of steps in the production of this product or the impact factor of the journal where the reaction is described. When you want to order your results differently, click on the slidedown menu to select options like yield, reactant availability and year of publication.

3. Conditions

Sometimes the reaction shown can be executed via different experimental routes. Even when the same base reactants are used, alterations can be made in the use of different catalysts, bases, acids or solvents. Since in many cases not every lab owns all available chemicals it can be useful to search for alternatives. By clicking on the menu Conditions, you can find all available literature that describes a certain reaction but with different reported reaction conditions.

4. Structure specific options

Surrounding all displayed chemical structures several pictograms can be found that provide you with additional information or options for that specific compound. By clicking on the 3 horizontal lines, Reaxys will provide you with a menu where you can find additional information about the compound, you can search for similar products or you can use the structure as additional filter. Additionally you can specifically search for the substance in other databases that are used by Reaxys to retrieve more information.

5. Commercial availability

The pictogram of the shopping cart can be used to search for the commercial availability of all chemical structures. Reaxys can redirect you to different websites where it will search for availability and pricing using the chemical specific CAS-number.

6. Synthesis planner

The pictogram of the mini-diagram is a shortcut to the synthesis planner of Reaxys. The Synthesis planner allows you to build synthesis routes for chemical substances. For more information about this planner read the tab Synthesis planner.

7. References

In this column is a clear overview of all found literature. You can find information about the journals, the full text, information about the authors and the number of times this literature is cited in other titles. This information often tells you more about the reliability of the article and provides you with insight on whether you can use the synthesis method.