Finding Chemical Reactions

Reaxys

Use Reaxys to obtain checked physico-chemical data, synthesis methods for pure compounds, and literature and patent references. Includes the Beilstein database (near-comprehensive coverage of pre-1960 organic literature), the Gmelin database (inorganic chemistry), and Elsevier's Patent Chemistry Database. Reaxys allows for searching by chemical name or by structure, as well as for single and multi-step reactions. See Reaxys training materials.

For detailed instructions on using Reaxys to find a method of synthesis, see the CH 224 guide.

SciFinder

Use SciFinder to find information about a specific chemical reaction or reaction type, or to plan a synthesis project.

Using SciFinder for reaction searching

For detailed instructions on using SciFinder for a method of synthesis, see the CH 224 guide.

Organic Syntheses

Organic Syntheses is a publication of reliable methods for the synthesis of organic compounds.