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Physical Properties Sources Index (PPSI)

Refractive Index

Refractive Index
Definition:A measure for the direction change of a light-beam when it crosses from a non-absorbing medium 1 to another non-absorbing medium 2. Valid for light-beams that are not perpendicular to the interface of the two media. The refractive index is described by the Snellius law. The absolute refractive index is given by the ratio of the speed of light in a medium and the speed of light in vacuum: n = v/c. The relative refractive index is given by the ratio of the absolute refractive indices in both media: nrel = n2/n1.
Units:dimensionless
Symbol:n
nD
Synonyms:Index of Refraction
Refractive Index
Refractive Index at Average Sodium D Line
Translation: DEBrechungsindex
FRIndice de réfraction
Facets:
Birefringence (Property)

Sources

TitleAuthor(s)MediumLocationRankSorted ascendingQualityRatingQuantitySource typeSystems
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and PhysicsLide D.R.OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
11
5
Data (measured)Organic Compounds
ReaxysOnlineOnline
(Subscription)
12
4.5
Ca. 18’000 values / 360’000 compounds Data (measured)Organic Compounds
ReaxysOnlineOnline
(Subscription)
12
4.5
Ca. 16’000 values / 18’000 compoundsData (measured)Inorganic Compounds Organometallic Compounds
Industrial Solvents HandbookFlick Ernest W.OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
21
4
Data (measured)
Lange's Handbook of ChemistryDean J.A. (Ed.)OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
22
3.5
Ca. 4'400 compoundsData (measured)
International Critical TablesOnlineOnline
(Subscription)
22
3.5
Ca. 3'400 inorganic compounds / ca. 6260 organic compoundsData (measured)Solids Inorganic Compounds Organic Compounds Liquids
TRC Thermodynamic Tables : HydrocarbonsPrint592 A21
4
Data (measured)
TRC Thermodynamic Tables : Non-HydrocarbonsPrint592 B21
4
Data (measured)
SciFinderOnlineOnline
(Subscription)
22
3.5
Data (measured)
NIST/TRC Table Database 85 (WinTable 1.5)National Institute of Standards and Technology Thermodynamics Research CenterOnlineInfodesk21
4
Ca. 4'000 compoundsData (measured)
Physical properties of polymers handbookMark James E.PrintNEBIS22
3.5
Data (measured)Polymers
Polymer HandbookBrandrup J. ; Immergut E.H. (Eds.)Print369 E22
3.5
Data (measured)Liquids Polymers Monomers Oligomers
CRC Materials Science and Engineering HandbookShackelford James F. (Ed.)Print303 D22
3.5
Data (measured)Polymers
Yaws' Handbook of Thermodynamic and Physical Properties of Chemical CompoundsYaws Carl L.OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
22
3.5
4'980 compoundsData (measured)Organic Compounds
Handbook of Organic SolventsLide David R.Print187 F22
3.5
564 compoundsData (measured)Organic Compounds
CRC Handbook of Data on Organic CompoundsPrint171 C22
3.5
24’700 compoundsData (measured)Organic Compounds
Dean's Handbook of Organic ChemistryGokel George W. (Ed.)OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
22
3.5
Ca. 4'000 organic compounds / 763 inorganic compoundsData (measured)Organic Compounds
MatWebOnlineOnline
(Free with registration)
32
2.5
Data (measured)
Solv-DBOnlineOnline
(Free)
32
2.5
Data (measured)
Smithsonian Physical TablesForsythe W.E.OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
32
2.5
Data (measured)
The Chemical DatabaseOnlineOnline
(Free)
32
2.5
Ca. 2'000 compoundsData (measured)
Tables of Physical and Chemical ConstantsKaye G.W.C ; Laby T.H.Print592 E32
2.5
Data (measured)
Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Chemicals : Data CompilationDaubert T.E. ; Danner R.P.Print592 C32
2.5
Data (measured)
Handbook of Organic Solvent PropertiesSmallwood I.M.OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
32
2.5
Ca. 80 compoundsData (measured)Organic Compounds
Thermo Chemical Properties EstimationsOnlineOnline
(Free)
33
2
Prediction
Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook (7th Edition)Perry, R.H. ; Green, D.W.OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
32
2.5
Ca. 990 compoundsData (measured)Inorganic Compounds
Organic Solvents : Physical Properties and Methods of PurificationRiddick John A. ; Bunger William B. ; Sakano Theodore K. (Eds.)Print14 E32
2.5
Data (measured)Organic Compounds
Polymer Data HandbookMark James E. (Ed.)Print369 E32
2.5
Data (measured)Polymers
SI Chemical DataAylward Gordon ; Findlay TristanPrint303 F33
2
Data (measured)Organic Compounds
Chemical Properties HandbookYaws Carl L.OnlineOnline
(Subscription)
32
2.5
206 inorganic compounds / 1'245 organic compoundsData (measured)Inorganic Compounds Organic Compounds
CRC Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Section A : ProteinsPrint146 B32
2.5
Data (measured)Proteins
CRC Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Section D : Physical and Chemical DataPrint146 B32
2.5
Data (measured)Liquids
CRC Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Section C : Lipids, Carbohydrates, SteroidsPrint146 B32
2.5
Data (measured)Lipids
Physico-Chemical Constants of Pure Organic Compounds, Vol. 1Timmermans J.Print592 E32
2.5
Data (measured)Organic Compounds
Physico-Chemical Constants of Pure Organic Compounds, Vol. 2Timmermans J.Print592 E32
2.5
Data (measured)Organic Compounds
Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of Aliphatic AlcoholsWilhoit R.C. ; Zwolinski B.J. Print589 C31
3
722 compoundsData (measured)Organic Compounds Alcohols
The Aldrich Microfiche Library of Chemical Indices : Alphabetical and Molecular Formula IndicesAldrich Chemical Co. (Ed.)Print600 C32
2.5
34’000 valuesData (measured)
Atlas of Spectral Data and Physical Constants for Organic CompoundsGrasselli J.G. (Ed.)Print593 D32
2.5
Data (measured)Organic Compounds
American Institute of Physics HandbookBillings Bruce H. (Ed.)PrintNEBIS32
2.5
Data (measured)Solids Gases Liquids Metals
Landolt-Börnstein: New Series = Neue Serie Group 3 Vol. 3: Ferro- and Antiferroelectric Substances = Ferro- und Antiferroelektrische SubstanzenHellwege K.-H. ; Hellwege A.M. (Eds.)Print8 F31
3
Data (measured)Inorganic Compounds Organic Compounds Ferroelectrics Antiferroelectrics Perovskites
Organic Compounds DatabaseOnlineOnline
(Free)
33
2
Data (measured)Organic Compounds
WebElementsOnlineOnline
(Free)
42
1.5
Data (measured)
Landolt-Börnstein: 6. Aufl. Vol. 4 Teil 3: Technik = Technology Elektrotechnik, Lichttechnik, RöntgentechnikSchmidt ErnstPrint8 B41
2
Data (measured)
TOXnet (NLM) - Hazardous Substances Data Bank HSDBOnlineOnline
(Free)
43
1
Data (measured)
NIST Ionic Liquids DatabaseOnlineOnline
(Free)
42
1.5
Data (measured)Liquids
Handbook of Spectroscopy (CRC)Robinson J.W. (Ed.)Print593 D42
1.5
Data (measured)
Atlas der Kunststoff-AnalyseHummel/SchollPrint593 F43
1
Data (measured)Polymers
Atlas der Kunststoffanalyse = Infrared Analysis of Polymers, Resins and Additive AtlasHummel/SchollPrint593 F43
1
Data (measured)Polymers
Recommended Data of Selected Compounds and Binary Mixtures : Dechema Chemistry Data Series Vol. 4Print591 D42
1.5
Data (measured)
Detherm Thermophysical Properties of Pure Substances & MixturesOnlineOnline
(Pay per use)
52
0.5
Data (measured)
Grössen, Einheiten und Symbole in der Physikalischen ChemieIUPACPrint189 F101
0
Definition
IUPAC Gold BookOnlineOnline
(Free)
101
0
Definition
Römpp OnlineOnlineOnline
(Subscription)
101
0
Definition
Handbook of optical constants of solids : [five-volume set]Palik Edward D.PrintNEBIS10
0
Method of measurementSolids
Properties of Organic CompoundsOnlineOnline
(Subscription)
0
Ca. 30’000 compoundsData (measured)Organic Compounds
Polymers A Property DatabaseOnlineOnline
(Subscription)
0
63 compoundsData (measured)Polymers
Periodic Table of ElementsOnlineOnline
(Free)
0
Data (measured)
Evaluation of Molecular Physical PropertiesOnline
0
Data (measured)
Physical properties of inorganic compounds : SI unitsHorvath A. L.PrintNEBIS
0
Data (measured)
CHEM-BANK : Databanks of potentially hazardous chemicals (RTECS; OHMTADS; CHRIS; HSDB; ERG)Infodesk
0
Ca. 1'640 valuesData (measured)
Properties of selected ferrous alloying elementsTouloukian Y.S. ; Ho C.Y. (Eds.)PrintNEBIS
0
Data (measured)Vanadium Chromium Manganese Iron Cobalt Nickel
SPARC Online CalculatorOnlineOnline
(Free)
0
Data (calculated)
All Minerals of the WorldOnlineOnline
(Free)
0
Data (measured)Minerals
LipidBankOnlineOnline
(Free)
0
Ca. 7'000 compoundsData (measured)Lipids
Handbook of optical constants of solids : [five-volume set]Palik Edward D.PrintNEBIS
0
Data (measured)Solids
Polymer Database Polyinfo [registration necessary]OnlineOnline
(Free with registration)
0
Ca. 16'300 monomers / ca. 13'000 polymers / ca. 2'900 compoundsData (measured)Polymers Monomers

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