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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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1999), deduced that early distillate fractions contained most of the alpha-thujene, alpha-pinene, camphene, betapinene and 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol), while later fractions contained most of the camphor and bornyl acetate.
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.
Consequently, we used 6 substances in our experiments: essential oils of Norway spruce and common juniper (because we assumed that these odours might be deterrent) and the monoterpenes limonene, camphene, borneol, and eucalyptol.
Now this jar is inexhaustible; for, when it is all done, Larry can replenish it, in the snapping of a gun; Some camphene and laudanum, alum water and coal-tar, Composes this good beverage of, gallus, Larry Maher
b] blepharophylla [alpha]-Pinene(1E) 931 932 Camphene 944 946 [beta]-Pinene (1F) 977 974 Myrcene 988 988 [beta]-Cymene 1022 1020 Limonene 1028 1024 Citronellal 1150 1148 0.
Those with other types of respiratory disorders including bronchitis have also found benefits by regular consumption of tulsi, mainly due to presence of components like Camphene, Eugenol and Cineole in its essential oils.
Applied chemistry of the 1800s was largely devoted toward producing lantern fuel, including coal oil and camphene, a distilled blend of alcohol and turpentine.
By comparing the composition of the product with hydrodistilled oil (11,14), higher levels of the camphene and pinene were found in the hydrodistilled oil.
Samples 4 and 5 from Estonia were comparatively rich in monoterpenic hydrocarbons [alpha]-fenchene and camphene (total 1.
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.
In Geneva, the negotiators were clearly in favour of phasing out the production and use of three POPs: aldrin (a chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide), endrin (chlorine-containing organic compound used as an insecticide) and toxaphene (mixture of organic compounds made by chlorination of camphene and used as an insecticide).