2-Norbornanone, Bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one
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168-172 °C (lit.)


93-96 °C (lit.)

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1325 - class 4.1 - PG 2 - Flammable solids, organic, n.o.s., HI: all

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Flash Point(F)

91.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

33 °C - closed cup

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  5. Is Product N32601, Norcamphor, a single enantiomer or a mixture?

    This product consists of equal parts of both enantiomers and is therefore racemic.

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    According to our quality control testing, norcamphor is expected to be soluble in 95% ethanol at about 10% (w/v), or 100 mg/mL.

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Christiane Jung et al.
European journal of biochemistry, 269(12), 2989-2996 (2002-06-20)
The high-pressure stopped-flow technique is applied to study the CO binding in cytochrome P450cam (P450cam) bound with homologous substrates (1R-camphor, camphane, norcamphor and norbornane) and in the substrate-free protein. The activation volume DeltaV # of the CO on-rate is positive...
M B Bass et al.
Proteins, 13(1), 26-37 (1992-05-01)
While cytochrome P-450cam catalyzes the hydroxylation of camphor to 5-exo-hydroxycamphor with 100% stereospecificity, norcamphor is hydroxylated by this enzyme yielding 45% 5-exo-, 47% 6-exo-, and 8% 3-exo-hydroxynorcamphor (Atkins, W.M., Sligar, S.G., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 109:3754-3760, 1987). The present study...
P J Loida et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 270(10), 5326-5330 (1995-03-10)
The stereoselectivity of cytochrome P450cam hydroxylation has been investigated with the enantiomerically pure substrate analog norcamphor. (1R)- and (1S)-norcamphor (> 92 enantiomeric excess) were characterized in the hydroxylation reaction with cytochrome P450cam with respect to the product profile, steady state...
J R Collins et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 263(7), 3164-3170 (1988-03-05)
The hydroxylations of d-camphor, norcamphor, pericyclocamphanone, and 5,5-difluorocamphor by cytochrome P-450cam have been examined using theoretical methods to identify and characterize properties which determine product specificity. Experimental results indicate that each molecule is hydroxylated with quite different regio-specificity when metabolized...
J Contzen et al.
Biochemistry, 37(13), 4317-4324 (1998-04-29)
Step-scan time-resolved Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy with a time resolution of 5 micros was applied to the carbon monoxide complex of cytochrome P-450cam (CYP101) to study the bimolecular ligand-rebinding process after flash photolysis. Spectral changes in the CO ligand stretch...

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