SciFinder vs. Reaxys

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SciFinder vs. Reaxys
Databases
CAplus 1907 -present,
REGISTRY 1957 - present,
CASREACT 1840 - present,
MEDLINE 1949 - present,
MARPAT 1961 - present,
CHEMCATS (>1000 chemical catalogs),
CHEMLIST (regulated chemicals
information)
Databases
Crossfire Beilstein – 1771-present,
Crossfire Gmelin – 1772- present,
Patent Chemistry Database – 1976present
Commercial availability information from
CambridgeSoft ChemACX
Updates
CAplus, REGISTRY, MARPAT – Daily
MEDLINE – 4xWeek
CASREACT, CHEMCATS, CHEMLISTWeekly
Updates
Monthly
Experimental
Information
Originally 2005-2009 but coverage
expanding forward and backwards in time.
ACS Journals
US, EP and WO patent documents
Includes non-English language
documents.
Experimental
Information
Extensive validated experimental data,
including data from patents.
Property Data
Physical props – more calculated rather
than experimental
Need to access the full text for
experimental data and properties
Property Data
Extensive, searchable property data.
Data in table, pre-2000, not manually
extracted and likely to be missing.
Patent Data
61 patent authorities covered, 9 major
patent authorities basic info within 2 days
of publication.
Includes some prophetic substances.
Patent Data
WO, US, EP patent documents in English
language only, for selected IPC classes.
Data between 1980-2000 extracted by
OCR so structure diagrams not
converted.
>1m prophetic substances.
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