Methods in Organic Synthesis was discontinued in 2014 and replaced by Synthetic Reaction Updates. The historical content of Methods in Organic Synthesis is available to Synthetic Reaction Updates subscribers.


Each monthly issue of Methods in Organic Synthesis contained around 200 graphical abstracts selected from key journals in the field, covering all areas of synthetic chemistry including new reactions and reagents, asymmetric synthesis, and enzymatic transformations. The online database is fully searchable and indexed by reaction type, reactant, product, reagent, journal and author.

Information provided by Methods in Organic Synthesis

Each record 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 full text of the article can be found. Bibliographic information can be imported into citation management programs, and the reaction schemes downloaded.

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