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Wednesday, 01 March 2023

Essential chemistry database for research, teaching and studying

For the German version, select the language in the top right-hand corner.


Reaxys® provides information on organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds with structures, physical data and chemical properties (reactions) as well as the corresponding literature starting from 1771 (Beilstein/Gmelin). It also contains patents in the field of life sciences and organic chemistry. More than 400 pieces of chemical information or physical properties are documented for each substance, along with pharmacological, toxicological and ecological data linked to the corresponding literature references.

Reaxys® is curated by scientists and uses artificial intelligence for comprehensive searching and accurate results.

Key points:

  • Reaxys® documents (as of January 2023):
  • 260 million organic, inorganic and organometallic substances
  • 61 million chemical reactions
  • 500 million published test results, including material properties, spectral data and reaction data
  • 103 million documents from over 16,000 scientific journals
  • 37 million patents from 105 patent offices worldwide with English translations of titles, abstracts and patent claims
  • Automatic synthesis planning
  • Creation of structure and reaction drawings using the integrated software Marvin JS
  • Search for over 500 different physicochemical references; for chemical compounds via structure and substructure and their properties; thematic searches, text searches, reaction searches, links between chemical compounds, reactions, literature citations, patents, links to full texts of articles
  • Quick Search: search for substances, reactions or topics using natural language terms and/or structures
  • Query Builder: for creating complex search queries
  • With a personal account: store individually created search queries (Query Builder) and synthesis plans, set alerts
  • Integrated databases: Reaxys® Medicinal Chemistry, Reaxys Commercial Substances, PubChem, eMolecules, LabNetwork and Sigma-Aldrich
  • Multidisciplinary indexing based on the chemical thesaurus ReaxysTree, the biomedical thesauri Emtree and MeSH, the engineering thesaurus Compendex, the geological thesaurus GeoBase and the author data from Scopus.


Terms of use:

To use the personalisation functions, you need to set up a personal account. This is voluntary and free of charge. The university library accepts no liability for the processing of your data by the provider.

The university library licenses Reaxys® for the University of Graz. It can be accessed via unikat and DBIS. Please pay attention to the terms of use and the copyright regulations of the publisher, Elsevier. You must comply with them to access the database.

The database is accessible from anywhere on campus. Remote access via VPN is also possible for members of the university.

Courses offered by the university library:

Please make use of our online tutorials on unikat, literature research and literature management as well as the training courses held during the semester. For more information, please see the Graz university library course catalogue.

If you have any questions about this database, please contact ub.zeitschriften(at)uni-graz.at.

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