The new interface for Reaxys was made permanent on April 30, 2018. The old interface is no longer available. Instructions on this site will be updated in the very near future.
From the main new Reaxys start page, the default "Quick search" page displays a simple text search box that can be used in conjunction with a chemical structure or reaction drawing. The Quick search uses natural language processing to search all three core Reaxys databases: Documents (literature), Substances (chemical entities), and Reactions.
The "Query builder" allows for the construction of a more advanced search using different fields, and one can specify what kind of results one is interested in - literature, chemical substances, or reaction schemes.
Boolean operators can be used in all fields for multi-word searches. The list of recognized Boolean operators are:
The list of citations in the result set are displayed by default in descending order of Publication Year, but can also be sorted by Journal Title, Author, and Document Type. Clicking on the "Title/Abstract" for any citation will display the full citation for a record. You can view the articles which cite a selected article, but there is no way to sort by that criterion at present.
The left side displays fields by which to Filter the result set, including Document Type, Author, etc. Clicking on a field will display "by Group" by default, which gives you a summary of how many documents fall into various categories under that field - i.e. Authors will display the list of authors in the results set, and you can Limit to (Include) or Exclude certain authors to form a new results set. Choosing "by Value" allows you to search within the results set for a term of your choosing in the selected field.
Citations can be saved to a local Reaxys account, if one is created.
To export citation information for use in EndNote, follow these steps:
Once you are in EndNote:
Please note that EndNote is a tool, and the data it gets is only as good as what the database provides. Always double-check citaiton information in EndNote after importing!