aprotic (solvent)

Non-protogenic (in a given situation). (With extremely strong Brønsted acids or bases, solvents that are normally aprotic may accept or lose a proton. For example, acetonitrile is in most instances an aprotic solvent, but it is protophilic in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid and protogenic in the presence of potassium tert-butoxide. Similar considerations apply to benzene, trichloromethane, etc.)
See also: dipolar aprotic solvent
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. 'Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 1085 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199466051077)