Optical constants of C4H9OH (Butanol)
Moutzouris et al. 2013: n-Butanol; n 0.450–1.55 µm
Complex refractive index (n+ik)
Derived optical constants
n-Butanol (1-Butanol); 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)
Butanol, C4H10OButanol (C4H10O) refers to a group of four isomeric alcohol compounds with a four-carbon structure. The isomers include n-butanol (or 1-butanol), isobutanol (or 2-methyl-1-propanol), sec-butanol (or 2-butanol), and tert-butanol (or 2-methyl-2-propanol). Of these, n-butanol is the most commonly referred to when discussing "butanol." Butanol is a colorless liquid at room temperature with a characteristic alcoholic odor. It is moderately soluble in water but is very soluble in most organic solvents. It's utilized in a wide variety of applications, including as a solvent in the manufacturing of resins, plasticizers, and other chemicals. It's also employed in the formulation of paints, coatings, varnishes, and inks. In addition, butanol is considered a potential biofuel, as it can be produced from biomass sources and has properties comparable to gasoline.
- n-Butanol: CH3(CH2)3OH or C4H9OH
- sec-Butanol: CH3CH(OH)CH2CH3
- Isobutanol: (CH3)2CHCH2OH
- tert-Butanol: (CH3)3COH
Other namesButyl alcohol