The Reaxys Service includes access to both Beilstein
and Gmelin Databases.
Core subjects covered by the Service are organic chemistry, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, but they also cover: biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, toxicology, physiology, ecology, environmental science, geology, mineralogy, metallurgy and materials science.
Based on Beilstein's Handbuch der organischen Chemie, the Beilstein Database covers organic chemistry from 1771 to date. It contains over 10 million structures, 10 million reactions, 2 million citations, 320 million property records and 50 million hyperlinks.
This covers inorganic and organometallic compounds from 1772 to date. Again based on a German publication, the Gmelin Handbuch der anorganischen Chemie, the database currently comprises over 2.7 million compounds, including glasses, alloys, ceramics, minerals and coordination compounds, 1.4 million citations and over 2 million reactions.
Reaxys is the successor to Crossfire and is a web-based search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions.
• On Campus Access is via IP address - login via NORA
• Off campus access Please use Desktop Anywhere
For further information, training materials and details of technical requirements please see the links below:
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Crossfire ceased to be supported in December 2010 and all access to Beilstein & Gmelin is via Reaxys.