CHARACTERISTICS

  • Its alternate chemical names are gum camphor, camphanon

SOLUBILITY

  • Less soluble in water
  • Soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether, solvent naphtha, carbon di sulfide and oils       

MELTING POINT

  • 174.0 to 179.0 OC

DENSITY

  • 0.99

FLASH POINT

65.5 0C

AUTO IGNITION TEMPERTURE

460.0 0C

GRADES

  • Technical, B P, U -S -P grades

PRECAUTION

  • Can catch fire upon heating
  • Less poisonous

PREPARATION

  • It is obtained by the steam distillation of the wood of camphor tree

USES

  • Used in medicine, solvent nitrate solvent, explosive materials, lacquers, insect killing compounds, tooth powders, tooth paste, flavoring agent

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