Characterization of liquid samples in chemical laboratories through determining the refractive index is a straightforward principal. While the principle is straightforward, measurement can sometimes be tricky, especially if the operator is not experienced. However, there are quite a few tips and tricks that can greatly help to improve results and simplify the process. For accurate and repeatable results within required time the correct usage of refractometers is paramount. Mettler-Toledo has recently introduced a booklet to guide chemists and researchers in the efficient handling of equipment while simplifying the process to ensure optimum accuracy. Free to download after registering, these simple and effective tips and tricks will ensure accurate refractive index determination.
The booklet can be downloaded from here: http://glo.mt.com/global/en/home/supportive_content/specific_overviews/div/LAB/chem2.html?als