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20506 Sigma-Aldrich

(±)-Camphor

meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, ≥95% (GC), racemic

Synonym: 1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one

  • CAS Number 76-22-2

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C10H16O

  • Molecular Weight 152.23

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1907611

  •  EC Number 200-945-0

  •  MDL number MFCD00074738

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57647843

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical/Chromatography, Building Blocks, C10, Carbonyl Compounds, Chemical Synthesis,
vapor density   5.2 (vs air)
vapor pressure   4 mmHg ( 70 °C)
InChI Key   DSSYKIVIOFKYAU-XCBNKYQSSA-N
assay   ≥95% (GC)
optical activity   [α]20/D +0.15 to −0.15°, c = 2% in ethanol
quality   meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP
  racemic
expl. lim.   3.5 %
impurities   acidity or alcalinity, complies
  related subst., complies (GC)
  residual solvents, complies
  water, complies
  ≤0.01% halogene compounds (as Cl)
  ≤0.05% non-volatile matter
bp   204 °C(lit.)
mp   172-180 °C
  175-177 °C(lit.)
solubility   carbon disulfide: freely soluble
  hexane: freely soluble
  liquid sulfur dioxide: soluble
  phenol/1,2-dichlorobenzene: soluble
suitability   complies for appearance of solution
  passes test for identity

Description

General description

Camphor is a crystalline ketone obtained from Cinnamomum Camphora. Its effect on sex hormone has been studied. The camphor derivatives are antiinfluenza compounds that are active against influenza viruses resistant to adamantane-based drugs.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Target organs 
Lungs
RIDADR 
UN 2717 4.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
EX1225000
Flash Point(F) 
147.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
64 °C
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Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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