| IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||152.237 g/mol|
|Odor||Fragrant and penetrating|
|Melting point||175–177 °C (347–351 °F; 448–450 K)|
|Boiling point||209 °C (408 °F; 482 K)|
|0.12 g/100 ml|
|Solubility||Soluble in benzene, carbon disulfide, chloroform, diethyl ether, ethanol|
|Vapor pressure||4 mmHg (at 70 °C)|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich (racemic)|
|Flash point||54 °C (129 °F; 327 K)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (Median dose)
|1310 mg/kg (oral, mouse)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Camphor is an organic compound, a terpenoid, a waxy, flammable, transparent solid with a strong aroma.
The molecule has two possible enantiomers as shown in the structural diagrams. The structure on the left is the naturally occurring (R)-form, while its mirror image shown on the right is the (S)-form.
Camphor can be oxidized with concentrated nitric acid.
Camphor is a waxy, transparent solid with a strong aroma. It is almost insoluble in water.
Camphor can be bought from lab suppliers.
Camphor is best bought than made.
- Make borneol
May be irritant.
In closed bottles.
No special disposal is required.