Optical constants of C3H7OH (Propanol)
Moutzouris et al. 2013: 1-Propanol; n 0.450–1.55 µm
Complex refractive index (n+ik)
Derived optical constants
1-Propanol (n-Propanol); 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)
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