TechValidate Research on Elsevier Reaxys

Elsevier Reaxys Case Study

Medium Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company


This case study of a medium enterprise pharmaceuticals company is based on an August 2021 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Reaxys made planning a synthetic scheme more easier.”

“I would say it would be a quantity of chicken in chicken pizza.” On usefulness of Reaxys!


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

  • The challenges their organization faced prior to using Reaxys:
    • Finding the most relevant preparation procedure for a given compound
    • Finding the detailed commercial suppliers information for a substance
      “when ever I found a reaction condition for a key step, the reported yields or condition does not work many times even molecules are same.”

Use Case

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

  • Uses Reaxys daily.
  • The most valuable aspects/features of Reaxys that help them to find relevant information quickly:
    • Inbuilt Chemdraw
  • The kind of searches they usually conduct with Reaxys:
    • Structure based searches for reactions


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Reaxys increased the productivity of their research work by 30-50%.
  • Rates their satisfaction with the following Reaxys capabilities:
    • Ease of use: very satisfied
    • Relevance of search results: satisfied
    • Ability to refine results: satisfied
    • Ability to export results: very satisfied
    • Outperformance of other other solutions: not satisfied

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Elsevier Reaxys by TechValidate.

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