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Reaxys: Beilstein/Gmelin/Patent Chemistry

Resources and how-to guide to use Reaxys efficiently

Substance Search Tutorials

The link below leads you to the official tutorials on Reaxys site. There are five types of tutorials.

  • Product Introduction and Getting Started tutorials overviews the database and basics of using the database.
  • Substance Searching tutorials offer helps with drawing structure, tips on sub-structure search, notes on various structure editors and application of search limits.
  • Substance Data Searching tutorials provides instructions on search for specific types of data for organic and inorganic compounds and application of filters to refine results.
  • Reaction Searching tutorials introduce basic reaction search, synthesis route building, sub-structure search, and limiting reaction conditions etc.
  • Citation Searching tutorials now only has a tutorial for author search.

Tips for Using the Default Structure Editor

Since Reaxys is a structure-centered database, knowing the structure editor better is helpful. Elsevier has provided a number of webinar recordings to assist Reaxys users in developing expertise with the Marvin JS editor. (Note: viewing these recordings requires you to register with gotowebinar.com.)

More Support and Tutorial from Reaxys

You can access more support & training materials within Reaxys.com. Please use the buttons above to log into Reaxys, then click on "Help" in the navigation bar. 

For example, you can find Structure editor informaiton under Help/Structure/Reaction Editors/External Structure Editors