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Reaxys Basic Search
while a search on "retro-Diels Alder", a reaction type, yields:
Drawing coordination compound structures in Reaxys is sometimes a little tricky. Fortunately, we can take advantage of some of the other seaerch features of Reaxys to make the search easier.
First, from the Reaxys home page, select Query Builder at the top of the screen.
Click on the Molecular Formula button in the row of four buttons just above the query builder window.. Enter the molecular formula for the desired Ru complex in Hill order: caron firt, then hydrogen, then all other elements in alphabetical order. Notice that as you enter the formula, a dropdown list shows you formulas matching your entry that are in the database.
Click the Substances button, and you will be taken to a list of substances with the desired molecular formula. Scan the list and select one with the desired structure.and click on the Options button under the structure. Select Copy structure to query.
With the structure now in the quey window, click Find.
Click the Get Results button for the Substances "as shown".
You now have an answer set of all the Ru(bipy)3 complexes, including all stereochemical variations, salts, etc. which you can then filter to find specific compounds, or compounds with specific types of available data.
© 2023 Charles F. Huber
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