Do you use Beilstein/Gmelin via the Crossfire software? If so, stop what you’re doing and switch to REAXYS!

Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire has been the way to access organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemical data. Beginning immediately, REAXYS is the direct web-based replacement for searching chemical compounds, chemical reactions, chemical properties, related bibliographic data, and substance data which includes synthesis planning information. In addition to the content of the former products, a new chemical patent literature and associated properties database is now included. The combined resources are now one seamless research tool in REAXYS, with the retirement of the Beilstein, Gmelin, and Crossfire names.

As we said in April, the Crossfire client software currently used for searching the Beilstein and Gmelin databases will EXPIRE at the end of this month. So, it’s best to stop using it now, deinstall it, and bookmark the library link to REAXYS or the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Guide.

Access to REAXYS is available right now. Registration is not required, but it is encouraged and will allow you to save “hits” and create alerts. Structure searching requires Java Version 5.0 or later.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stephen Stich, or one of the other Librarians for Science & Engineering.

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