Refractive Index
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Burdick & Jackson solvents are arranged in order of increasing refractive index, the ratio of the velocity of light (sodium D line) in air to the velocity of light in the solvent (at 20C unless otherwise indicated)

 

  Refractive Index (nD)
Trifluoroacetic Acid 1.2850
Methanol 1.3284
Water 1.3330
Acetonitrile 1.3441
Ethyl Ether 1.3524
   
1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane 1.3557 (25C)
Pentane 1.3575
Acetone 1.3586
Ethyl Alcohol 1.3614
Petroleum Ether 1.3650
   
Methyl t-Butyl Ether 1.3689
Ethyl Acetate 1.3724
Hexane 1.3749
Isopropyl Alcohol 1.3772
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 1.3788
   
Glyme 1.3796
n-Propyl Alcohol 1.3856
Heptane 1.3876
Methyl n-Propyl Ketone 1.3901
Iso-Octane 1.3914
   
n-Butyl Acetate 1.3942
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 1.3957
Isobutyl Alcohol 1.3959
n-Butyl Alcohol 1.3993
Triethylamine 1.4010
   
n-Butyl Chloride 1.4021
2-Methoxyethanol 1.4021
Cyclopentane 1.4064
Methyl Isoamyl Ketone 1.4070
Tetrahydrofuran 1.4072
   
Propylene Carbonate 1.4210
1,4-Dioxane 1.4224
Dichloromethane 1.4241
Cyclohexane 1.4262
N,N-Dimethylformamide 1.4305
   
Isopropyl Myristate 1.4332
Dimethyl Acetamide 1.4384
Ethylene Dichloride 1.4448
Chloroform 1.4458
   
N-Methylpyrrolidone 1.4700
Dimethyl Sulfoxide 1.4793
 
Toluene 1.4969
 
o-Xylene 1.5054
 
   
Pyridine 1.5102
 
Chlorobenzene 1.5248
 
o-Dichlorobenzene 1.5514
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 1.5717