A colorless, crystalline material. Camphene is a terpene type compound obtained from camphor oil or synthesized from turpentine. Camphene was used as a camphor substitute and as an Insecticide. The name camphene has been mistakenly used as a synonym for Burning fluid, which is a 19th century commercial lamp oil containing a turpentine and ethanol mixture that burned brightly but was potentially explosive.
Synonyms and Related Terms
- Toxic by ingestion.
- Flammable solid. Flash point = 36 C.
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in ether, cyclohexane, cyclohexene, dioxane, chloroform. Slightly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in water. Cubic crystals.
|Melting Point||51-52 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 136.24|
|Boiling Point||158.5-159.5 C|
Resources and Citations
- Charles Leib, August 2008, Submitted information.
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 832
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1777
- MSDS Sheet Comment: Fisher Scientific 8/20/02: mp = 36.00 - 38.00 deg C
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998