| IUPAC name
|Molar mass||154.253 g/mol|
|Appearance||White colorless solid|
|Density||1.011 g/cm3 (20 °C)|
|Melting point||208 °C (406 °F; 481 K)|
|Boiling point||213 °C (415 °F; 486 K)|
|0.0738 g/100 ml (25 °C)|
|Solubility|| Soluble in acetone, benzene, chloroform, decalin, dichloromethane, diethyl ether, ethanol, tetralin, toluene, xylene|
Slightly soluble in ethylene glycol, propylene glycol
|Vapor pressure||5.02·10-2 mmHg at 25 °C|
|Safety data sheet|| Sigma-Aldrich (+)|
|Flash point||65 °C (149 °F; 338 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Borneol is a bicyclic organic compound, secondary alcohol and a terpene derivative. There are two different enantiomers of borneol. Both d-(+)-borneol and l-(–)-borneol are found in nature.
Borneol can be oxidized to camphor.
Borneol is a white solid, with a characteristic odor, insoluble in water.
Borneol is sold by lab suppliers.
Reduction of camphor with sodium borohydride (fast and irreversible) gives instead the isomer isoborneol as the kinetically controlled reaction product.
- Make sodium metal
- Make camphor
Borenol has low toxicity.
In closed bottles.
No special disposal is required.