Reaxys is an electronic resource that can be used to find references for reactions and properties for chemical compounds. You can search Reaxys for references and information on:
Also included is a synthesis planner that displays multi-step reaction plans with the ability to include alternate options for a synthesis route.
Three ways you can search Reaxys:
When searching by molecular formula in Reaxys, you should use Hill Order.
Using Reaxys is one of the fastest ways to find physical data and spectra for compound of interest.
You can search by either entering a name/CAS# or by drawing a structure of interest.
***Make sure to select "Substances and Properties" and not "Reactions" ***
Once you enter either your structure or the name and click "Search", the results will be presented in a table format.
On the right hand side you can see a link for "Physical Data" followed by "Spectra". Click on the Spectra link to view more details.
These are some handouts from the advanced Reaxys training that happed in September 2014.
Content on this page has been adapted from the Chemistry guide created by
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