Library Workshop: Reaxys: Thursday, September 1


The new combined web interface to Beilstein, Gmelin and Elseviers Patent Chemistry database. It runs on both MACs and PCs and replaced both the Crossfire client software and DiscoveryGate access at the end of 2010.

Beilstein is based on Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie (1771-1980) and selected organic chemistry journal articles beginning in 1981. Gmelin is based on Gmelins Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie (1771-1994) and selected inorganic/organometallic chemistry journal articles since 1995. The Patent Chemistry Database is limited to English-language US(1976+), WO(1978+) & EP(1978+) patents, with “organic chemistry” IPC codes:

Reaxys content and format coverage (journal articles & patents) will be reviewed and search techniques for topics, chemical substances and reactions will be displayed. We will also briefly compare and contrast Reaxys with other important databases: Combined Chemical Dictionary, SciFinder, Web of Science, and PubMed.

An extensive description of the Reaxys database is available:

Thursday, September 1


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328