Reaxys (external link) is the successor of CrossFire Beilstein/Gmelin. It is a web-based interface allowing searches in three sources within a unified database:

  • Beilstein
  • Gmelin
  • Patent Chemistry Database

Reaxys integrates searches of organic, inorganic and metalorganic compounds, their reactions and property data with synthesis planning.


Access to this database is restricted to the domain due to licensing reasons. If you have any technical problems or questions about access rights, please contact the Database Helpdesk.


Courses are held by appointment. Scope and content can be determined as required.


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