Type of Compound: Terpenoid

Medical Properties: 


Description:  Principally derived from the camphor tree, camphor is readily absorbed through the skin. When applied topically, it produces a cooling sensation similar to that of menthol. Camphor also acts as a slight local anesthetic and an antimicrobial substance.

Boiling Point (F): 399 

Boiling Point (C):  204 

Melting Point (F): 345 – 354 

Melting Point (C): 174 – 179 

Concentration (% of dry weight): 

Relative Content (%):

Chemical Formula: C10H16O

IUPAC Name: 4,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-3-one