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Empirical formula: C10H16O1
a: 6.834 Å
b: 11.658 Å
c: 11.500 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 916.26 Å3
Calculated density: 1.104 g/cm3
Color: colorless
Z: 4
Temperature: 100.0 °C
Formula weight: 152.236 g/mole
R(F): 3.3000
CSD refcode: PONCUQ
Keyword: preservative
Keyword: camphor oil
Short description: Camphor is a component in many analgesic, sore muscle, and chest rubs and in natural cough suppressants.
Common name: Camphor
Keyword: safe pesticide
IUPAC name: 1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-one
Citation of a publication: A.J.Mora, A.N.Fitch, J.Solid State Chem., 134, 211, 1997
Layman's explanation: Camphor is found in numerous plants like sage and geraniums and several trees. Since it has wide applications it is both extracted from plants and synthesized around the world, especially in China, India, and the U.S. Camphor is white and has a strong, penetrating fragrant odor and a bitter, pungent taste. The crystalline substance causes an icy feeling when touched. Camphor oil, containing cineol, borneol, camphene, menthol, pinene and other components besides camphor, is mainly found in C.camphora and Dryobalanops camphora. C.camphora is an evergreen tree, which grows slowly and to immense sizes. Some growers believe that the camphor oil should not be taken from a tree younger than fifty years. There are two kinds of camphor oil on the market nowadays: one is from C. cinnamonum, and is recognized as Formosa or Japanese oil of Camphor; the other from D. aromatica is known as east India oil. Camphor oil is used in medical applications to treat numerous diseases. Camphor is also used as food preservative and safe pesticide.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50829.cif 50829.crt 50829.ort 50829.pdb 50829.sdt

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