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A colorless crystalline terpene, C10H16, occurring naturally in numerous essential oils and used in the manufacture of synthetic camphor and insecticides.


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline insoluble optically active terpene derived from pinene and present in many essential oils. Formula: C10H16
[C19: from camph(or) + -ene]


(ˈkæm fin, kæmˈfin)

a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble substance, C10H16, used in the manufacture of synthetic camphor.
[1835–45; < New Latin camph(ora) camphor + -ene]


There seem to be some differing opinions on the meaning of this word. According to recent dictionaries, it is a mixture of turpentine and alcohol used in the mid-1800s in lamps. Because of volatility, the use of the mixture was soon abandoned. Thwing, in his book Flickering Flames, says the word is camphene, that it referred to turpentine only, and that the alcohol-turpentine mixture was called “burning fluid.” Note that a Handbook of Chemistry lists camphene as the specific compound C10H16.
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Camphene, a plant-derived monoterpene, reduces plasma cholesterol and triglycerides in hyperlipidemic rats independently of HMG-CoA reductase activity.
Solvents that are used to prepare UHMWPE gels include decalin [17-19, 21-29], paraffin oil [30-33], xylene [34-36], even camphene [37], These solvents evaporate readily under processing and test conditions, which would interfere with rheological measurements.
Summer savory (dried leaves) contain about one percent of the oil that includes objects such as carvacrol, thymol, limonene and camphene.
The components observed are: a) tricyclene, (b) (-) -[alpha]-pinene, (+)-[alpha]-pinene racemate, (c) camphene, (d) 1,4-cineole (e), limonene, (f) terpinolene, and (g) turpineol.
However, the main chemical constituents of the crude extract and oil from Cymbopogon spp are alpha- cubebene, camphene, citronellal, geraniol, limonene, palmitic acid and sabinene (4).
DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), chlorinated benzene, chlorinated camphene, and the chlorinated cyclodienes were remarkably successful but introduced new problems of bird, fish, and honeybee toxicity and bioaccumulation through food webs (Stephenson and Soloman 2007; Ware and Whitacre 2004).
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
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.
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.