Optical constants of C2H3N (Acetonitrile)
Moutzouris et al. 2013: n 0.450–1.55 µm
Complex refractive index (n+ik)
n k LogX LogY eV
Derived optical constants
300 K (27 °C).
K. Moutzouris, M. Papamichael, S. C. Betsis, I. Stavrakas, G. Hloupis and D. Triantis. Refractive, dispersive and thermo-optic properties of twelve organic solvents in the visible and near-infrared, Appl. Phys. B 116, 617-622 (2013)
Acetonitrile, C2H3NAcetonitrile (C2H3N): A colorless, volatile liquid, acetonitrile possesses a faintly sweet odor reminiscent of almonds. Widely used as a solvent, it has a high dielectric constant and is particularly effective in the dissolution of ionic compounds. In the laboratory, it is commonly employed as a polar aprotic solvent in organic synthesis and chromatographic processes, including high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Acetonitrile is also utilized in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, perfumes, and rubber products. Its low UV absorbance makes it valuable in UV-visible spectroscopy applications. The compound is miscible with water and most common organic solvents.
- Ethyl nitrile
- Methyl cyanide