TechValidate Research on Elsevier Reaxys

These pages present data that TechValidate has sourced via direct research with verified customers and users of Elsevier Reaxys. TechValidate stands behind the authenticity of all published data. Learn more »



2,458 Customers Surveyed

19,402 Data Points Collected

73 Published TechFacts

11 Published Charts

6 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Elsevier Reaxys Case Study

G V K Bio Sciences Private Limited

Introduction

This case study of G V K BioSciences Private Limited is based on a June 2021 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Getting exact information of search.”

“Easy to search and not complicated.”

“Its very important and saving more time. Increasing productivity also.”

“I am very satisfied with reaxys and its new versions.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Is aware of the new Patent content expansion in Reaxys.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Reaxys that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Reaxys a few times a week.
  • The following aspects/features in Reaxys helped them to find the relevant information quickly:
    • Inbuilt Chemdraw
    • Synthetic Planner Function
    • Performance & scalability
  • Agrees that the Reaxys Patent content expansion in their research work is extremely important.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Agrees that Reaxys has been extremely helpful at improving efficiency and effectiveness at work.
  • Reaxys increased the productivity of their research work by more than 50%.

Reaxys helped me to find rather rare data on NMR spectra; these were often not even mentioned in keywords or titles of the articles, so Reaxys was perfect for this search!

Post-doctoral Researcher, Educational Institution

Roles & responsibilities of chemistry educators and students

What are the most important responsibilities of educators (chemistry faculty members or librarians), alternatively, as a student what do you find essential?

Understanding the information competencies for chemistry undergraduates, and ensuring that the library provides the required resources
76%
Spending time researching the different information resources that are available
38%
Ensuring that courses include training in information retrieval to meet professional standards or mandates
56%
Teaching courses or classes dedicated to developing information searching skills and information tool literacy
49%
Providing students with the level of information literacy and information tool literacy that they will need in their professional careers as researchers
62%
Teaching skills that relate to the retrieval of literature, relevant substance, reaction and property data
51%

Case Study: Brown University

Introduction

This case study of Brown University is based on a June 2015 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Reaxys is a starting point for when I’m trying to figure out what an unfamiliar reagent does, or am planning a synthesis. I also use it to look up relevant physical properties of compounds prior to starting lab.”

Challenges

  • Faces the following chemistry information challenges:
    • Dealing with an ever-inceasing amount of chemistry information
    • Not having the time to read everything
    • Feeling that it is difficult to find relevant (and trustworthy) information
    • Dealing with too many sources of information

Use Case

  • Uses information solutions to search for the following:
    • Primary literature
    • Experimental information
    • Physiochemical properties
    • Substances or structures
    • Chemical reactions
  • Agrees the most important responsibilities of educators or students are:
    • Understanding the information competencies for chemistry undergraduates, and ensuring that the library provides the required resources
    • Ensuring that courses include training in information retrieval to meet professional standards or mandates
    • Teaching courses or classes dedicated to developing information searching skills and information tool literacy
    • Providing students with the level of information literacy and information tool literacy that they will need in their professional careers as researchers
    • Teaching skills that relate to the retrieval of literature, relevant substance, reaction, and property data

Results

  • Agrees that finding the right chemistry information is an essential part of being a good chemist.
  • Agrees that when teaching students of a particular discipline (or learning), it is best to use an information solution that is dedicated to that discipline (e.g., a chemistry database or chemistry information solution) and not a general science or information tool (e.g., Google, Google Scholar, or Wikipedia).
  • Agrees it is more important to teach (or learn) how to find the right piece of information (e.g. finding property, substance, reaction, protocol, synthesis route, SAR table) rather than teaching (or learning) how to find a publication.
  • Agrees Reaxys is the easiest way for students to reach the right answers and navigate the world of chemistry information. It is vastly superior to Google or Wikipedia because it is a dedicated chemistry solution, and it is easier to use and provides more relevant answers than SciFinder.
  • Agrees with following statements about Reaxys:
    • Reaxys enables them to teach (or learn) chemistry in a more effective way
    • Reaxys makes it easier for them to prepare (receptively “learn”) their classes
    • Reaxys is the best solution for direct access to relevant facts. Other solutions only provide access to references that they have to download and read to find the relevant facts
    • It is essential that chemistry students have access to modern chemistry information retrieval tools, such as Reaxys, so that they are prepared for their future professional life

Elsevier Reaxys Customer Testimonial

Reaxys is very handy for the junior chemists to look for reaction details and some extent to see the cost of reagents.

Research Director, Medium Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company

Reaxys in education

Which of the following statements do you agree with?

Reaxys enables me to teach (or learn) chemistry in a more effective way
62%
My students are more engaged and relate more to the lessons when I use Reaxys
12%
Reaxys makes it easier for me to prepare (receptively “learn”) my classes
38%
Reaxys is the best solution for direct access to relevant facts. Other solutions only provide access to references that you have to download and read to find the relevant facts
40%
It is essential that chemistry students have access to modern chemistry information retrieval tools, such as Reaxys, so that they are prepared for their future professional life
81%


More to Explore



About Elsevier Reaxys

Reaxys combines experimental chemical data and essential literature with powerful search interfaces that provide rapid access to facts. It returns relevant chemistry and medicinal chemistry literature, patents and extracted chemical data in response to chemistry questions. Reaxys can seamlessly integrate into an existing environment of tools and systems, saving time and reducing the risk of inconsistencies.

Elsevier Reaxys Website   Elsevier Website