Camphor

Other Trading Names:

  • DL-Camphor
  • 2-Camphanone
  • 2-Bornanone
  • 1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one
  • Bornan-2-one

CAS Number: 76-22-2 

HS Code: 29142922

Types of Packaging:

  • 1 Kg Aluminium Pouch
  • 25 Kg Drum
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Chemical Name

Camphor

Cas Number

76-22-2

Appearance

White Powder

Molecular Formula

C10H16O

Molecular Weight

152.23 g/mol

Melting Point

175-177°C

Boiling Point

204°C

Water Solubility

Sparingly Soluble in Water

EINECS No.

210-513-3

Flash Point

64.4°C

Grade

Pharmaceutical Grade

Purity

98-99%

Density

0.992 g/cm³

Chemical Description

  • Camphor is a pharmaceutical-grade white powder, and it has an irritating aroma.
  • It has a Cas No 76-22-2 and molecular formula C10H1O6.
  • It is a shiny, hot, and toxic synthetic chemical.
  • Camphor is sparingly soluble in water but fully soluble in organic compounds like ethanol, dimethylformamide, and DMSO. Ethanol is the best solvent for camphor.
  • It has a dispersive analgesic effect, dehumidifies and kills insects, and treats itching, pain, and toothache.
  • Camphor is used in nervous system disorders as it excites the central nervous system.
  • Camphor is often used topically to relieve minor pain and itching due to insect bites, minor burns, and skin irritations.
  • It's also used in chest rubs to relieve congestion and cough associated with colds.
  • In some cultures, it's used in traditional medicine practices for its potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
  • It is used as a natural insect repellent. It's often placed in closets, drawers, or storage boxes to repel moths and other insects.
  • Camphor is added to some cleaning products for its antimicrobial properties and its ability to neutralize odors.
  • It's also used in the manufacturing of plastics, lacquers, and some pharmaceuticals.
  • It is used as a plasticizer in the production of cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate, and other plastics. It helps improve flexibility and stability in these materials.
  • It has widespread usage in perfumes, cosmetics, and personal care products.
  • It can also be used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages, although its use in this context is less common due to its strong taste.
  • Camphor has a range of other uses, including as a moth repellent for clothes storage, as a component in fireworks, and even as a component in some types of ink and dyes.
  • This pharma-grade chemical, which is 98-99% pure, is available in a 1 Kg Aluminum pouch and a 25 Kg drum packaging.
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