Optical constants of CH3OH (Methanol)
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)
Methanol, CH4OMethanol (CH4O), also known as wood alcohol, is a clear, colorless liquid with a slightly sweet odor. It is the simplest alcohol and is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a feedstock for producing various chemicals. Methanol is flammable and is toxic when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. It can cause blindness if ingested. In the field of optics, methanol is often utilized as a solvent in various spectroscopic studies due to its ability to dissolve a wide range of organic compounds.
Chemical formulaCH3OH or MeOH
- Methyl alcohol
- Methyl hydrate
- Methyl hydroxide
- Methylic alcohol
- Wood alcohol