Camphene, colourless and crystalline solid, is found in minute quantities in Turpentine. The Odor similar as Camphor, nearly insoluble in water, but well soluble in common organic solvents. It is a minor constituent of many essential oils such as Turpentine, Cypress oil, Camphor oil, Citronella oil, Neroli, Ginger oil and Valerian. Camphene is used chiefly as materials of Synthetic Borneol, Sandalwood fragrance, Synthetic camphor, Synthetic perfumes, IBOA, Toxaphene perfume, medicines and other synthetic organic chemicals. And also as a food additive for flavoring.
Camphene is obtained by the isomerization of alpha pinene; it is mainly composed of camphene, tricyclene and alpha fenchene. It is nearly insoluble in water, but well soluble in common organic solvents. It volatilizes readily at room temperature and has a pungent smell. It is a minor constituent of many essential oils such as turpentine, cypress oil, camphor oil, citronella oil, neroli, ginger oil, and valerian. Camphene is used in the preparation of fragrances, synthetic camphor, synthetic perfumes, sandal 208, IBOA, toxaphene perfume and pesticides, medicines and other synthetic organic chemicals. And as a food additive for flavoring
Physico Chemical Properties:
Specification Limit Formula C10H16 Molar mass 136.24 g/mol Boiling point 159 °C Density 842 kg/m³ Melting point 51 to 52 °C (124 to 126 °F; 324 to 325 K) CAS Number 79-92-5