Optical constants of C3H7OH (Propanol)
Kozma et al. 2005: iso-propanol; n 0.230–0.641 µm
Complex refractive index (n+ik)
Derived optical constants
Isopropanol (2-propanol); 22 °C.
I. Z. Kozma, P. Krok, and E. Riedle. Direct measurement of the group-velocity mismatch and derivation of the refractive-index dispersion for a variety of solvents in the ultraviolet, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1479-1485 (2005)
Propanol, C3H8OPropanol (C3H8O), also commonly referred to as propyl alcohol, comes in two isomeric forms: n-propanol (or 1-propanol) and isopropanol (or 2-propanol). These alcohols are clear, colorless liquids that are miscible with water and have a characteristic alcoholic odor. Both forms of propanol are used as solvents in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and chemical industries. n-Propanol is often employed in the manufacture of antiseptics, detergents, and disinfectants, whereas isopropanol, popularly known as rubbing alcohol, is used for its antiseptic properties and as a cleaning agent. In optics, the refractive properties of propanol can be explored when it's used as a medium or in conjunction with other materials to modify light behavior.
- 1-Propanol: CH3CH2CH2OH
- Isopropanol: (CH3)2CHOH