Refractive index of benzene and methyl derivatives: Temperature and wavelength dependencies

by José E F Rubio, Jesús M. Arsuaga, Mercedes Taravillo, Valentín G. Baonza, Mercedes Cáceres
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science ()


Measurements of the refractive index from 288 to 318 K at five fixed wavelengths, from 656.3 to 404.7 nm, are reported for benzene, toluene (methylbenzene), o-xylene (1,2-dimethylbenzene), m-xylene (1,3-dimethylbenzene), and p-xylene (1,4-dimethylbenzene). We also report the temperature and wavelength dependencies of the refractive index obtained from a least-squares routine. The agreement between the measured and calculated refractive indices lies within the experimental uncertainty. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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