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(organic chemistry)
C10H16 A bicyclic terpene used as raw material in the synthesis of insecticides such as toxaphene and camphor.



(3, 3-dimethyl-2-methylenebicyclo-[l, 2, 2]-heptane), a hydrocarbon of the terpene series; colorless crystals with a characteristic camphor odor; melting point, 51°-52°C and boiling point, 160°-161°C.

Camphene is volatile, highly soluble in ether and benzene, less soluble in alcohol, and insoluble in water. It occurs in small quantities in turpentines and in essential pine oils, from which it may be isolated by distillation and freezing out. It is also found in lavender and fennel oils as well as in other essential oils. Camphene is produced industrially by the catalytic isomerization of pinene. Widely used in industry, it is an intermediate product in the synthesis of camphor. Chlorination of camphene yields very effective insecticides.

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In contrast to DDT, which is easy to prepare with high purity, insecticides obtained by chlorination of benzene (hexachlorocyclohexane) and camphene (toxaphene) are used as isomer mixtures with 12% active [gammar]-hexachloro-cyclohexane (lindane) (Brooks 1977) and 0.
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US 6,270,752 B1: Researcher Giancarlo Verona of Milan, Italy, has patented a composition to prevent and treat hair loss that contains a hydroalcoholic mixture of beta-pinene, camphene, beta-myrcene, limonene, cineole, camphor, linalol, bornyl acetate, isobornyl acetate, menthol, terpinen-ol and isoborneol monoterpens.
Year Achievement 1850 Prepared ethylene iodide from ethylene 1854 Converted ethylene into ethyl alcohol 1855 Made potassium formate by reacting carbon monoxide with caustic potash 1856 Prepared formic acid from oxalic acid and glycerine 1856 Obtained hexyne by reacting allyl iodide with sodium 1860 Prepared acetylene by passing electric sparks through a mixture of cyanogen and hydrogen 1866 Polymerized acetylene into benzene by heat treatment 1867 Obtained hydrocarbons by dry distillation of benzoates with salts of fatty acids 1869 Oxidized camphene to camphor 1881 Synthesized ethyl peroxide from ethyl ether by reaction with ozone
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2-1 List of major producers of camphene in China, as of July 2012
The monoterpene: ([+ or -])-[beta]-citronellol, ([+ or -])-citronellal, (-)-[alpha]-pinene, (-)-[beta]-pinene, [alpha]-terpinene, [gamma]-terpinene, [alpha]-terpineol, 1,8-cineole, citral, thymol, carvacrol, [alpha]+[beta]-thujone, camphene, ([+ or -])-camphor, (-)-borneol, p-cymene, myrcene, menthone, ([+ or -])menthol, geraniol, geranyl acetate, linalool, linalyl acetate, (R)-(-)-[alpha]-phellandrene, estragole, (R)-(-)-carvon, limonene showed potent phytotoxic activity and these compounds could be used both as potential bio-herbicides and lead structures for the development of new, potentially safe and ecocompatible pesticides (Martino et al.
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