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Synthetic Reaction Updates is a literature alerting service keeping you up to date with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry. Covering a wide range of primary sources, Synthetic Reaction Updates includes the most important and exciting reactions published in the recent scientific literature. The updates are presented as easily readable reaction schemes and are also searchable by topic and reaction type. Subscribers can set up personalized searches and receive alerts of the latest developments directly via email. Synthetic Reaction Updates replaced Methods in Organic Synthesis and Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions in 2015.


Synthetic Reaction Updates covers a broad range of primary research published in general chemistry and organic chemistry journals. Our Scientific Editors identify the most interesting, novel and relevant reactions, tailoring the selection of articles with synthetic organic chemists in mind. The range of journals included can be seen in the source list.

Information provided by Synthetic Reaction Updates

Each record in the update provides a redrawn reaction scheme with full bibliographic information for the original article. There are also direct links to the publisher’s website where the article can be downloaded. Bibliographic information can be imported into citation management programs, and the reaction schemes downloaded. Reactions are also classified by reaction type to allow easy browsing.

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Personalized searches can be saved to a user’s profile and used to create automatic email alerts that will send details of recently added reactions without having to perform a new search. Readers can also sign up to weekly or monthly updates to browse when they choose.

Dates Covered

2000 to present

Print Counterpart

Modes in Organic Synthesis Libraries Annex Non_Circulating Per QD241.M45. Dates available: 1985-2003

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