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(organic chemistry)
C10H16 A bicyclic terpene used as raw material in the synthesis of insecticides such as toxaphene and camphor.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(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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Some Ferula species contain monoterpene hydrocarbons [[beta]-pinene, sabinene, camphene, [beta]-phellandrene, and (E)-[beta]-ocimene], alkane derivatives (nonane), sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (germacrene D, germacrene B, [delta]-cadinene, (Z)-[beta]-farnesene, dehydrosesquicineole, and eremophilene), and oxygenated sesquiterpenes (germacrene D-4-ol, [alpha]-cadinol, shyobunone, epi-shyobunone, 6-epi-shyobunone, [beta]-eudesmol, and [alpha]-eudesmol) were the major components of some Ferula species.
In headspace sample of petroleum ether extract (D), the main component was camphene (25.6%), while, in sample obtained by steam distillation of petroleum ether extract (E), the main component was camphor (20.0%) and camphene was not detected.
Dodecane, naphthalene, p-xylene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, kerosene and camphene have been used to dissolve UHMWPE [7, 11-17], These UHMWPE solutions exhibit a thermo-reversible gelation behavior due to crystallization of polyethylene upon cooling; however, fibers obtained by gel spinning with the aforementioned solutions exhibit tensile strength usually less than 3 GPa.
Zerumbone (75.2%), [alpha]-caryophyllene (7.1%), camphene (5.1%), eucalyptol (2.4%), and camphor (3.0%) were the major components of the oil were identified in oil samples by Kovat analysis and comparison of mass spectra with those reported in the NIST mass spectra database (Supplementary Fig.
D-Limonene (25.29%), bornyl acetate (19.31%), camphene (12.48%), [alpha]-pinene (11.88%), [beta]-pinene (6.45%), and eudesm7(11)-en-ol (5.38%) were the major components of the essential oil.
Relative abundance (%) Juniper oil Poplar veneer extract (as extracted) Chemical (3) No VTC VTC Tricyclene 0.9 -- (b) -- [alpha]-Thujene 1.1 0.6 0.1 [alpha]-Pinene 3.5 0.5 0.2 Camphene 0.7 0.1 0.1 Sabinene 10.4 1.6 -- Myrcene 1.7 0.4 0.5 [alpha]-Phellandrene 0.4 0.2 0.5 Car-3-ene 0.8 0.2 0.2 [alpha]-Terpinene 1.2 1.4 -- [beta]-Cymene 10.8 2.6 1.5 [beta]-Phellandrene 3.9 -- 0.8 y-Tcrpinene -- -- 0.7 Terpinolene 0.9 0.8 0.6 Linalool 0.8 0.5 0.4 Camphor 1.2 1.4 1.4 Bomeol 1.4 -- 0.9 Terpinen-4-ol 10.3 13.8 13.9 [alpha]-Terpineol 1.0 2.3 -- [alpha]-Cymenol 1.0 -- -- Bormyl acetate 12.9 13.8 10.2 Elemol -- -- -- m-Cymene -- -- -- Cinnamaldehyde (c) -- 13.8 3.0 (a) Values represent percentage of the peak area of that compound as a percentage of the area of all other components in the extract.
Essential oils include cineole, boreal, camphene, camphor, linalool, verbenol; flavonoids (diosmin, apigenin, diosmctin.
Other components such as [alpha]-thujone (0.9%), camphene (0.8%), [beta]-pinene (0.4%), myrcene (0.9%), terpinolene (0.4%), terpinene-4-ol (0.8%) and geranyl acetate (0.3%) were traced in S.
As many monoterpenoids like camphene, borneol, and [beta]-pinene are known to possess the anti-inflammatory property [22, 23].
Kakkar, "Plant derived antioxidants--geraniol and camphene protect rat alveolar macrophages against t-BHP induced oxidative stress," Toxicology in Vitro, vol.
An insecticidal activity of some monoterpenes as [alpha]-pinene, [beta]-pinene, 3-carene, limonene, myrcene, [alpha]-terpinene, and camphene had been demonstrated in literature [8].