Optical constants of C3H7OH (Propanol)
Wang et al. 2018: iso-propanol, 20 °C; n,k 1.66–19.1 µm
Complex refractive index (n+ik)
n k LogX LogY eV
Derived optical constants
Conditions & Spec sheet
n_is_absolute: true wavelength_is_vacuum: true temperature: 20.0 °C
Isopropanol, 20 °C.
C. C. Wang, J. Y. Tan, C. Y. Jing, L. H. Liu. Temperature-dependent optical constants of liquid isopropanol, n-butanol and n-decane, Appl. Opt. 57, 3303-3311 (2018) (Numerical data kindly provided by Chengchao Wang)
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