Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, medical and technical products and services, recently introduced Reaxys, a new workflow solution for synthetic chemists. Reaxys is based on data from Elsevier’s industry leading chemistry databases (CrossFire Beilstein, CrossFire Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Database) now merged together to provide harmonised content, additional functionalities and a redesigned interface to help improve R&D efficiency. Reaxys also contains new unique features including a synthesis planner and advanced results handling to help scientists gather relevant information more efficiently. “Scientists, both in academia and industry, are under increasing pressure to deliver more and better results in a shorter time and make research decisions faster” said Mark van Mierle, managing director for Elsevier Information Systems. “Reaxys now gives them a tool to quickly create an overview of the of synthesis design options available for their work, research and quickly identify and select the most appropriate. By integrating chemical reaction and substance data from trusted sources with a synthesis design process, customers can accelerate early phase discovery.” Features include:
- Workflow and decision making support for synthesis design and planning, eg, by comparing alternative synthesis routes and selecting the most relevant paths;
- Quick access to key data by displaying results in a unique tabulated overview of the most important information;
- Convenient and flexible output of data in most common formats.