Oil of Camphor, Rectified
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Title: Oil of Camphor, Rectified
Additional Names: Formosa oil of camphor; Japanese oil of camphor; white oil of camphor; light oil of camphor
Literature References: Volatile oil from Cinnamomum camphora T. Nees & Eberm., Lauraceae. Constit. Safrol, acetaldehyde, camphor, terpineol, eugenol, cineol, d-pinene, phellandrene, dipentene, cadinene.
Properties: Colorless or yellowish liquid; camphor odor. d2020 0.875-0.900. aD25 +9 to +24°. nD20 1.465-1.470. Insol in water. Sol in chloroform, ether, oils, in about 3 vols alcohol. Keep well closed, cool, and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD25 +9 to +24°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.465-1.470
Density: d2020 0.875-0.900
Use: As solvent in paint and lacquer industry; in perfuming of soaps and detergents; in technical odor masking.
Therap-Cat: Rubefacient.

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